Create Uplink Logical Switch for the Tier-0 Router

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This topic provides instructions for creating an NSX-T Tier-0 Logical Router for use with VMware Enterprise PKS.


Make sure you have completed all preceding NSX-T installation tasks.

About Tier-0 Logical Routers

In NSX-T Data Center, a Tier-0 logical router provides a gateway service between the logical and physical network. For additional information, see Tier-0 Logical Router in the NSX-T documentation.

To create a new logical switch:

  1. From your browser, log in with admin privileges to NSX Manager at https://NSX-MANAGER-IP-ADDRESS.

  2. In NSX Manager, go to Advanced Networking & Security > Networking > Switching.

  3. Click Add to add a new logical switch.

  4. Configure the logical switch as follows:

    • Name: For example, T0-uplink-LS.
    • Transport Zone: TZ-VLAN.
    • Uplink Teaming Policy Name: Use Default.
    • Admin Status: Up.
    • VLAN: For example, 1206. The VLAN ID should match the ID for the PKS Management VLAN.
  5. Click Add to save the configuration.

Next Step

Create a Tunnel Endpoint IP Pool.

Installation Instructions Home

See Installing and Configuring NSX-T v2.5 for Enterprise PKS.

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