To create an NSX Edge uplink, you must connect a tier-0 router to a VLAN switch.

The following simple topology shows a VLAN logical switch inside of a VLAN transport zone. The VLAN logical switch has a VLAN ID that matches the VLAN ID on the TOR port for the Edge's VLAN uplink.


Create a VLAN logical switch. See Create a VLAN Logical Switch for the NSX Edge Uplink.

Create a tier-0 router.


  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. Select the tier-0 logical router.
  4. From the Configuration tab, add a new logical router port.
  5. Type a name for the port, such as uplink.
  6. Select the Uplink type.
  7. Select an edge transport node.
  8. Select a VLAN logical switch.
  9. Type an IP address in CIDR format in the same subnet as the connected port on the TOR switch.


A new uplink port is added for the tier-0 router.

What to do next

Configure BGP or a static route.