Use the CLI to verify from the tier-0 service router that a BGP connection to a neighbor is established.


Verify that BGP is configured. See Configure BGP on a Tier-0 Logical Router in Manager Mode.


  1. Log in to the NSX Manager CLI.
  2. On the NSX Edge, run the get logical-routers command to find the VRF number of the tier-0 service router.
    nsx-edge-1> get logical-routers
    Logical Router
    UUID        : 736a80e3-23f6-5a2d-81d6-bbefb2786666
    vrf         : 0
    type        : TUNNEL
    Logical Router
    UUID        : 421a2d0d-f423-46f1-93a1-2f9e366176c8
    vrf         : 5
    type        : SERVICE_ROUTER_TIER0
    Logical Router
    UUID        : f3ce9d7d-7123-47d6-aba6-45cf1388ca7b
    vrf         : 6
    type        : DISTRIBUTED_ROUTER
    Logical Router
    UUID        : c8e64eff-02b2-4462-94ff-89f3788f1a61
    vrf         : 7
    type        : SERVICE_ROUTER_TIER1
    Logical Router
    UUID        : fb6c3f1f-599f-4421-af8a-99692dff3dd4
    vrf         : 8
    type        : DISTRIBUTED_ROUTER
  3. Run the vrf <number> command to enter the tier-0 service router context.
    nsx-edge-1> vrf 5
  4. Verify that the BGP state is Established, up.
    get bgp neighbor
    BGP neighbor:   Remote AS: 64511
    BGP state: Established, up
    Hold Time: 180s   Keepalive Interval: 60s
             Route Refresh: advertised and received
             Address Family: IPv4 Unicast:advertised and received
             Graceful Restart: none
             Restart Remaining Time: 0
    Messages: 28 received, 31 sent
    Minimum time between advertisements: 30s (default)
    For Address Family IPv4 Unicast:advertised and received
             Route Refresh: 0 received, 0 sent
             Prefixes: 2 received, 2 sent, 2 advertised
    1 Connections established, 2 dropped
    Local host:, Local port: 179
    Remote host:, Remote port: 33044

What to do next

Check the BGP connection from the external router. See Verify North-South Connectivity and Route Redistribution on a Tier-0 Router.