Add an NSX Data Center for vSphere edge gateway internal or uplink interface as a virtual server. A virtual server has a public IP address and services all incoming client requests.

By default, the load balancer closes the server TCP connection after each client request.


  1. Open Edge Gateway Services.
    1. From the top navigation bar, select Resources, and click the Cloud Resources tab.
    2. In the left panel, click Edge Gateways.
    3. Click the radio button next to the name of the target edge gateway, and click Services.
  2. Navigate to Load Balancer > Virtual Servers.
  3. Click the Add (Create button) button.
  4. On the General tab, configure the following options for the virtual server:
    Option Description
    Enable Virtual Server Click to enable the virtual server.
    Enable Acceleration Click to enable acceleration.
    Application Profile Select an application profile to be associated with the virtual server.
    Name Type a name for the virtual server.
    Description Type an optional description for the virtual server.
    IP Address Type or browse to select the IP address that the load balancer listens on.
    Protocol Select the protocol that the virtual server accepts. You must select the same protocol used by the selected Application Profile.
    Port Type the port number that the load balancer listens on.
    Default Pool Choose the server pool that the load balancer will use.
    Connection Limit (Optional) Type the maximum concurrent connections that the virtual server can process.
    Connection Rate Limit (CPS) (Optional) Type the maximum incoming new connection requests per second.
  5. (Optional) To associate application rules with the virtual server, click the Advanced tab and complete the following steps:
    1. Click the Add (Create button) button.
      The application rules created for the load balancer appear. If necessary, add application rules for the load balancer. See Add an Application Rule.
  6. To preserve your changes, click Keep.

What to do next

Create an edge gateway firewall rule to permit traffic to the new virtual server (the destination IP address). See Add an NSX Data Center for vSphere Edge Gateway Firewall Rule