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