To control the access to an external network, you can add a routed data center group network.


  • Verify that you are an organization administrator or that you have a role with an equivalent set of rights.

  • Verify that you have created a data center group with an NSX-T Data Center network provider type.
  • Verify that you have scoped an existing NSX-T Data Center edge gateway to the data center group in which you want to create a routed network.


  1. In the top navigation bar, click Networking.
  2. On the Networks tab, click New.
  3. On the Scope page, select Data Center Group, and select a group with an NSX-T Data Center network provider in which to create the network.
  4. On the Network Type page, select Routed and click Next.
    If there is only one available edge gateway scoped to the data center group, it is automatically assigned to the network.
  5. If there is more than one NSX-T Data Center available to the data center group, select an edge gateway from the list, and click Next.
  6. Enter a meaningful name for the network.
  7. Enter the Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR) settings for the network.
    Use the format network_gateway_IP_address/ subnet_prefix_length, for example,
  8. Enter a description of the organization VDC network.
  9. Click Next.
  10. (Optional) To reserve one or more IP addresses for assignment to virtual machines that require static IP addresses, configure the Static IP Pools for the network.
    1. Enter the IP address or range of IP addresses, and click Add.
      To add multiple static IP addresses or ranges, repeat this step.
    2. (Optional) To modify or remove IP addresses and ranges, click Modify or Remove.
  11. (Optional) Configure the DNS settings.
    Option Action
    Primary DNS Enter the IP address for your primary DNS server.
    Secondary DNS Enter the IP address for your secondary DNS server.
    DNS Suffix Enter your DNS suffix.

    The DNS suffix is the DNS name without including the host name.

  12. On the Ready to Complete page, review your settings, and click Finish.