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.



  1. From your browser, log in with admin privileges to an NSX Manager at https://<nsx-manager-ip-address>.
  2. Select Networking > Tier-0 Logical Routers.
  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. Select either Attach to new switch port or Attach to existing switch port.
    If you select Attach to new switch port, the port will be automatically created.
  10. Specify an IP address that is 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.