Before an organization administrator can configure load balancing services on an NSX edge gateway, a system administrator must assign a service engine group to the edge gateway.

The load balancing compute infrastructure provided by NSX Advanced Load Balancer is organized into service engine groups. A system administrator can assign one or more service engine groups to an NSX edge gateway.

All service engine groups that are assigned to a single edge gateway use the same service network.

If you enabled the edge gateway with a Premium feature set, you can only configure service engine groups with Premium features. If you enabled the gateway with a Standard feature set, you can choose to use either Standard or Premium features for a service engine group and you can assign service engine groups with different feature sets to a single load balancer.



  1. From the top navigation bar, select Resources and click Cloud Resources.
  2. In the left panel, click Edge Gateways.
  3. Click the NSX edge gateway to which you want to assign a service engine group.
  4. Under Load Balancer, click Service Engine Groups.
  5. Click Add.
  6. Select an available service engine group from the list.
  7. Enter a number for the maximum number of virtual services that can be placed on the edge gateway.
  8. Enter a number for the guaranteed virtual services available to the edge gateway.
  9. To confirm your settings, click Save.