To connect the data centers from the local data center group backed by NSX Data Center for vSphere to the Internet, you must add an active egress point to the network fault domain.


  1. In the top navigation bar, click Networking and then click the Data Center Groups tab.
    The list of data center groups appears.
  2. Click the target data center group.
    The Network Topology view for this data center group opens. The diagram of the current network topology displays the participating VDCs with their network fault domains, the egress points, if configured, and the traffic routes.
  3. Click Add Egress Point.
  4. From the list of edge gateways that belong to the participating virtual data centers, select an edge gateway to act as an active egress point for the data center group, and click Add.


BGP routes are configured on the edge gateway representing the egress point and the universal router of the network fault domain. The configuration does not affect the existing routes on the edge gateway.

The newly added active egress point appears in the diagram of the network topology. A continuous blue line represents the traffic from the virtual data centers in the network fault domain to the Internet.

What to do next

To allow for egress point fault tolerance, add a stand-by egress point for the local data center group.