Load balancer is created and attached to the Tier-1 logical router.


The information in this topic is specific to administering your environment in manager mode. For more information about manager mode and policy mode, see NSX Manager. For information about load balancers in policy mode, see Load Balancer.

You can configure the level of error messages you want the load balancer to add to the error log. Avoid setting the log level to DEBUG on load balancers with significant traffic due to the number of messages printed to the log that affect performance.



  1. With admin privileges, log in to NSX Manager.
  2. Select Networking > Load Balancer > Add.
  3. Enter a name and a description for the load balancer.
  4. Select the load balancer virtual server size and number of pool members based on your available resources.
  5. Define the severity level of the error log from the drop-down menu.
    Load balancer collects information about encountered issues of different severity levels to the error log.
  6. Click OK.
  7. Associate the newly created load balancer to a virtual server.
    1. Select the load balancer and click Actions > Attach to a Virtual Server.
    2. Select an existing virtual server from the drop-down menu.
    3. Click OK.
  8. Attach the newly created load balancer to a Tier-1 logical router.
    1. Select the load balancer and click Actions > Attach to a Logical Router.
    2. Select an existing Tier-1 logical router from the drop-down menu.
      The Tier-1router must be in the Active-Standby mode.
    3. Click OK.
  9. (Optional) Delete the load balancer.
    If you no longer want to use this load balancer, you must first detach the load balancer from the virtual server and Tier-1 logical router.