For NSX Data Center for vSphere deployments, you can restrict the router types available to tenants and specify a default router type.

Note: Administrators can create routers of any type.


  1. Log in to the Integrated OpenStack Manager as the root user.
    ssh root@mgmt-server-ip
  2. Modify the Neutron configuration.
    viocli update neutron
  3. In the nsxv section, add the tenant_router_types parameter and specify the router types that you want to make available to tenants.

    You can enter exclusive, shared, distributed, or any combination separated by commas (,).

    The values of the tenant_router_types parameter are used in order as the default router types.


Tenants can create routers only of the types listed. If a tenant creates a router without specifying a type, the first available type is used by default.