An Edge bridge profile makes an NSX Edge cluster capable of providing layer 2 bridging to a segment.

When you create an edge bridge profile, if you set the failover mode to be preemptive and a failover occurs, the standby node becomes the active node. After the failed node recovers, it becomes the active node again. If you set the failover mode to be non-preemptive and a failover occurs, the standby node becomes the active node. After the failed node recovers, it becomes the standby node. You can manually set the standby edge node to be the active node by running the CLI command set l2bridge-port <uuid> state active on the standby edge node. The command can only be applied in non-preemptive mode. Otherwise, there will be an error. In non-preemptive mode, the command will trigger an HA failover when applied on a standby node, and it will be ignored when applied on an active node. For more information, see the NSX-T Data Center Command-Line Interface Reference.

Prerequisites

  • Verify that you have an NSX Edge cluster with two NSX Edge transport nodes.

Procedure

  1. With admin privileges, log in to NSX Manager.
  2. Select Networking > Segments > Edge Bridge Profiles.
  3. Click Add Edge Bridge Profile.
  4. Enter a name for the Edge bridge profile and optionally a description.
  5. Select an NSX Edge cluster.
  6. Select a primary node.
  7. Select a backup node.
  8. Select a failover mode.
    The options are Preemptive and Non-Preemptive.
  9. Click Save.

What to do next

Configure Edge-based bridging. See Configure Edge-Based Bridging.