When you have VMs that are connected to the NSX-T Data Center overlay, you can configure a bridge-backed segment to provide layer 2 connectivity with other devices or VMs that are outside of your NSX-T Data Center deployment.
- Verify that you have an Edge bridge profile.
- Configure one of the following options: promiscuous mode, MAC learning, or a sink port. See Configure Edge-Based Bridging.
- At least one ESXi or KVM host to serve as a regular transport node. This node has hosted VMs that require connectivity with devices outside of a NSX-T Data Center deployment.
- A VM or another end device outside of the NSX-T Data Center deployment. This end device must be attached to a VLAN port matching the VLAN ID of the bridge-backed segment.
- One segment in an overlay transport zone to serve as the bridge-backed segment.
- From a browser, log in to an NSX Manager at https://<nsx-mgr>.
- Click the menu icon (three dots) of the overlay segment that you want to configure layer 2 bridging on and select Edit.
- In the Edge Bridges field, click Set.
- Click Add Edge Bridge.
You can add one or more Edge bridge profiles.
- Select an Edge bridge profile.
- Select a transport zone.
- Enter a VLAN ID or a VLAN trunk specification (specify VLAN ranges and not individual VLANs).
- (Optional) Select a teaming policy.
- Click Add.
You can test the functionality of the bridge by sending a ping from a VM attached to the segment to a device that is external to the NSX-T deployment.