The NSX routing subsystem is configured and managed in the “NSX Edges” section of the UI.

When this part of the UI is selected, the following view appears.

NSX Edges page displays the list of DLRs and ESGs that are deployed.

All currently deployed DLRs and ESGs are shown, with the following information displayed for each:
  • “Id” shows the ESG or DLR Edge appliance ID, which can be used for any API calls referring to that ESG or DLR
  • “Tenant” + “Id” forms the DLR instance name. This name is visible and used in the NSX CLI.
  • “Size” is always “Compact” for DLR, and the size that was selected by the operator for ESG.

In addition to the information in the table, there is a context menu, accessible either via buttons or via “Actions."

Table 1. NSX Edge Context Menu
Icon Action
Force Sync “Force Sync” operation clears the ESG’s or the DLR's Control VM’s configuration, reboots it, and re-pushes the configuration.
Redeploy “Redeploy” tears down the ESG or DLR, and creates is a new ESG or DLR with the same configuration. The existing ID is preserved.
Change Auto Rule Configuration “Change Auto Rule Configuration” applies to the ESG’s built-in firewall rules, created when services are enabled on the ESG (for example, BGP which needs TCP/179).
Download logs

“Download tech support logs” creates a log bundle from the ESG or DLR Control VM

For the DLR, host logs are not included in the tech support bundle and need to be collected separately.

Settings “Change appliance size” is only applicable to ESGs. This will perform a “redeploy” with a new appliance (vNIC MAC addresses will change).

“Change CLI credentials” allows the operator to force-update the CLI credentials.

If the CLI is locked-out on an ESG or DLR Control VM after 5 failed logins, this will not lift the lock-out. You will need to wait 5 minutes, or “Redeploy” your ESG/DLR to get back in with the correct credentials.

Settings “Change Log Level” changes the level of detail to be sent to ESG/DLR syslog.
Settings “Configure Advanced Debugging” re-deploys the ESG or DLR with core-dump enabled and additional virtual disk attached for storing core dump files.

“Deploy” becomes available when an ESG has been created without deploying it.

This option simply executes the deployment steps (deploys OVF, configures Interfaces, pushes configuration to the created appliance.

Settings If the version of DLR/ESG is older than NSX Manager, the “Upgrade Version” option becomes available.
Filter “Filter” can search for ESGs/DLRs by “Name.”