BFD (Bidirectional Forwarding Detection) is a protocol that can detect forwarding path failures. You can create a BFD profile for your Tier-0 static routes.


  1. From your browser, log in with admin privileges to an NSX Manager at https://<nsx-manager-ip-address>.
  2. Select Networking > Networking Settings.
  3. Click the BFD Profile tab.
  4. Click Add BFD Profile.
  5. Enter a name for the profile.
  6. Enter values for the heartbeat Interval and Declare Dead Multiple.
  7. Click Save.