An edge gateway provides a routed organization virtual datacenter network with connectivity to external networks and can provide services such as load balancing, network address translation, and a firewall. vCloud Director supports IPv4 and IPv6 edge gateways.

Edge gateways require NSX Data Center for vSphere. For information, see the NSX Administration Guide.

Starting with vCloud Director 9.7, the compute workload and the networking workload are isolated by using different vSphere resource pools and storage policies. Edge gateways reside on edge clusters that you must previously create. See Working with Edge Clusters.

You can migrate legacy edge gateways to the corresponding edge clusters by redeploying these edge gateways. See .

Important:

Starting with version 9.7, vCloud Director supports only advanced edge gateways. You must convert any legacy non-advanced edge gateway to an advanced gateway. See https://kb.vmware.com/kb/66767.