If you have only VLAN-backed logical switches, you can connect the switches to VLAN ports on a tier-0 or tier-1 router so that NSX-T Data Center can provide layer-3 services.


  1. From your browser, log in with admin privileges to an NSX Manager at https://nsx-manager-ip-address.
  2. Select Networking > Routing from the navigation panel.
  3. Click the name of a router.
  4. Click the Configuration tab and select Router Ports.
  5. Click Add.
  6. Enter a name for the router port and optionally a description.
  7. In the Type field, select Centralized.
  8. For URPF Mode, select Strict or None.
    URPF (unicast Reverse Path Forwarding) is a security feature.
  9. (Required) Select a logical switch.
  10. Select whether this attachment creates a switch port or updates an existing switch port.
    If the attachment is for an existing switch port, select the port from the drop-down menu.
  11. Enter the router port IP address in CIDR notation.
  12. Click Add.