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

When you create an Edge bridge profile, you can specify one of the following failover modes:

When a failover occurs, the backup node becomes the active node. After the failed node recovers, it becomes the active node again.
When 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 set l2bridge-port <uuid> state active CLI command on the standby edge node.

You can run this command only in the non-preemptive mode. Otherwise, an error occurs. In the non-preemptive mode, the command triggers an HA failover when applied on a standby node, and it is ignored when applied on an active node. For more information, see the NSX-T Data Center Command-Line Interface Reference.


An NSX Edge cluster with NSX Edge transport nodes was created. For example, in the previous topic, you created an Edge cluster named Cluster1 and added the NSX Edge transport node EN1 to this cluster.


  1. From your browser, log in with admin privileges to an NSX Manager at https://nsx-manager-ip-address.
  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.
    For example, name the profile as Edge_Bridge_Profile1.
  5. Select an NSX Edge cluster.
    For example, select Cluster1.
  6. Select a primary node.
    For example, select EN1.
  7. (Optional) Select a backup node.
    In this example, backup node is not selected. However, if you plan to enable Edge HA, you can deploy another NSX Edge node, say EN2, on a different NSX-V host. Add EN2 to Cluster1, and select EN2 as the backup node in the Edge bridge profile. When a backup node is specified, change the default failover mode, if necessary. The default failover mode is Preemptive.
  8. Click Save.

What to do next

You can now configure an Edge bridge on an NSX-T overlay segment by using this Edge bridge profile.