If local egress is enabled when a universal logical router is created, routes are sent to hosts only when the host locale ID matches the locale ID associated with the route. You can change the locale ID on a router, and this updated locale ID gets associated with all the static and dynamic routes on this router. The routes are sent to hosts and clusters with matching locale IDs.

See Cross-vCenter NSX Topologies for information on routing configurations for cross-vCenter NSX environments.


The universal logical (distributed) router must have been created with local egress enabled.


  1. Log in to the vSphere Web Client.
  2. Click Networking & Security > NSX Edges.
  3. Double-click a universal logical (distributed) router.
  4. Click Manage > Routing > Global Configuration.
  5. Next to Routing Configuration, click Edit.
  6. Enter a new Locale ID.

    The locale ID must be in UUID format. For example, XXXXXXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXXXXXXXXXX, where each X is replaced with a base 16 digit (0-F).