If you want to route and monitor all internet-bound HTTP/HTTPS traffic through a reliable HTTP Proxy, you can configure proxy settings for your NSX Manager environment. Do not set up proxy configuration on an NSX Edge, since transport nodes require direct Internet connectivity for FQDN analysis and for URL filtering.


  1. With admin privileges, log in to NSX Manager.
  2. Select System > General Settings.
  3. To create an optional proxy configuration the first time, click the highlighted button on the Internet Proxy Server page or continue to the next step.
  4. To turn on proxy server configuration, toggle the Proxy Enabled to Yes.
  5. In the Scheme column, select HTTP or HTTPS.
  6. In the Host field, enter an IP address.
  7. In the Port field, enter a port number.
    In general, the default port is 3128, but you can configure a different port if needed. This number should be unique and not already in use by other services on the network. This port must allow incoming traffice from the NSX components that need to use the proxy server.
  8. (Optional) In the Username field, enter a user name.
  9. (Optional) In the Password field, enter a password.
  10. (Optional) In the Test Connection URL, enter any web URL for confirmation of configuration success.
  11. If you selected HTTPS, in the Certificate drop-down, select a proxy certificate that is to be trusted by NSX.
  12. Click Save.