The tier-1 logical router must be connected to the tier-0 logical router to get the northbound physical router access.

Prerequisites

  • Verify that the logical switches are configured. See Create a Logical Switch.

  • Verify that an NSX Edge cluster is deployed to perform network address translation (NAT) configuration. See the NSX-T Installation Guide.

  • Familiarize yourself with the tier-1 logical router topology. See Configuring the Tier-1 Logical Router.

Procedure

  1. From your browser, log in to an NSX Manager at https://nsx-manager-ip-address.
  2. Select Routing from the navigation panel.
  3. Click Add and select Tier-1 Router.
  4. Assign a name for the logical router.
  5. (Optional) : Select a tier-0 logical router to connect to this tier-1 logical router.

    If you do not yet have any tier-0 logical routers configured, you can leave this field blank for now and edit the router configuration later.

  6. (Optional) : Select an edge cluster to connect to this tier-1 logical router.

    If the tier-1 logical router is going to be used for NAT configuration, it must be connected to an NSX Edge cluster. If you do not yet have any edge clusters configured, you can leave this field blank for now and edit the router configuration later.

  7. Click Save.

    In the NSX Manager UI, the new logical router is a clickable link.

What to do next

Create downlink ports for your tier-1 logical router. See Add Downlink Ports for the Tier-1 Logical Router.