BFD (Bidirectional Forwarding Detection) is a protocol that can detect forwarding path failures.


  1. From your browser, log in with admin privileges to an NSX Manager at https://<nsx-manager-ip-address>.
  2. Select Networking > Tier-0 Gateways.
  3. To edit a tier-0 gateway, click the menu icon (three dots) and select Edit.
  4. Click Routing and Set for Static Route BFD Peer.
  5. Click Add Static Route BFD Peer.
  6. Select a BFD profile. See Add a BFD Profile.
  7. Enter the peer IP address and optionally the source addresses.
  8. Click Save.