Configure the edge gateway to connect to one or more physical networks.


If you want to suballocate IP pools, verify that the IP addresses that you want to allocate to the edge gateway are not used outside of vCloud Director.
Note: Allocating IP addresses to an edge gateway through suballocation is a process where the provider assigns ownership of IP addresses to the gateway. vCloud Director automatically configures the appropriate gateway interface with the secondary addresses during the suballocation process, which can cause IP address conflicts if any of the IP addresses are used outside of vCloud Director.


  1. Select an edge gateway configuration based on your system resources.
    Option Description
    Compact Requires less memory and fewer compute resources.
    Large Provides increased capacity and performance than the Compact configuration. Large and X-Large configurations provide identical security functions.
    X-Large Suited for environments that have a load balancer with large numbers of concurrent sessions.
    Quad Large Used for high throughput environments. Requires a high connection rate.
    For more information on system requirements for deploying an edge gateway, see System Requirements for NSX in the NSX Administration Guide.
  2. (Optional) Select Enable High Availability to enable automatic failover to a backup edge gateway.
  3. (Optional) Select Enable Distributed Routing to configure an advanced gateway to provide distributed logical routing.
    This option is available only if you select Create as Advanced Gateway. When you enable Distributed Routing, you can create many more organization VDC networks on the gateway. Traffic on those networks is optimized for VM-to-VM communication.
  4. (Optional) Select Enable FIPS Mode to configure the Edge Gateway to use NSX FIPS mode.
    This option is available only if the system administrator allowed enablement of FIPS mode on Edge Gateways. Requires NSX 6.3 or later. See General System Settings. For more information about FIPS mode, see FIPS Mode in the VMware NSX for vSphere documentation.
  5. (Optional) Select Configure IP Settings to manually configure the external interface's IP address.
  6. (Optional) Select Sub-Allocate IP Pools to allocate a set of IP addresses for gateway services to use.
  7. (Optional) Select Configure Rate Limits to choose the inbound and outbound rate limits for each externally connected interface.
  8. Click Next.