Before you enable ECMP, you must configure an uplink to connect the tier-0 logical router to the VLAN logical switch.

About this task



  1. From your browser, log in to an NSX Manager at https://nsx-manager-ip-address.
  2. Select Routing from the navigation panel.
  3. Select the tier-0 logical router.
  4. Click the Configuration tab to add a router port.
  5. Click Add.
  6. Complete the router port details.




    Assign a name for the router port.


    Provide additional description that shows that the port is for ECMP configuration.


    Accept the default type Uplink.

    Transport Node

    Assign the host transport node from the drop-down menu.

    Logical Switch

    Assign the VLAN logical switch from the drop-down menu.

    Logical Switch Port

    Assign a new switch port name.

    You can also use an existing switch port.

    IP Address/Mask

    Enter an IP address that is in the same subnet as the connected port on the ToR switch.

  7. Click Save.


A new uplink port is added to the tier-0 router and the VLAN logical switch. The tier-0 logical router is configured on both of the edge nodes.

What to do next

Create a BGP connection for the second neighbor and enable the ECMP routing. See Add a Second BGP Neighbor and Enable ECMP Routing.