To connect your data center group to the Internet, you must add an active egress point to its network topology.


The system administrator created at least one edge gateway on any of the virtual data centers that are participating in the data center group.


  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.
    The Add Active Egress Point page that opens provides a list of the edge gateways which belong to the participating virtual data centers.
  4. Select the edge gateway that you want to act as an active egress point for this data center group, and click Add.


BGP routes are configured on the edge gateway representing the egress point and the universal router of the virtual data center group. Existing routes on the edge gateway are not affected.

The diagram of the network topology is updated with the newly added egress point. The traffic from the participating virtual data centers to the Internet is represented with a solid blue line.