The tier-0 logical router connects the Kubernetes nodes to external networks.


  1. From a browser, log in to NSX Manager at https://nsx-manager-ip-address.
  2. Navigate to Networking > Routing > Routers and click Add > Tier-0 Router.
  3. Enter a name and optionally a description.
  4. Select an existing edge cluster from the drop-down menu to back this tier-0 logical router.
  5. Required: Select a high-availability mode.

    Select active-standby.

  6. Click Save.

    The new logical router appears as a link.

  7. Required: Click the logical router link.
  8. Click Routing > Route Redistribution.
  9. Click Add to add a new redistribution criterion.

    For sources, in a routed (non-NAT) topology, select NSX Static. In a NAT topology, select Tier-0 NAT.

  10. Click Save.
  11. Click the newly created router.
  12. Click Configuration > Router Ports
  13. Click Add to add an uplink port.
  14. Select a transport node.
  15. Select the logical switch that was previously created.
  16. Specify an IP address in your external network.
  17. Click Save.

    The new logical router appears as a link.