BFD (Bidirectional Forwarding Detection) is a protocol that can detect forwarding path failures. You can create a BFD profile for your Tier-0 static routes.


In NSX, only IPv4 is supported. Starting in NSX, both IPv4 and IPv6 are supported.


  1. With admin privileges, log in to NSX Manager.
  2. Select Networking > Networking Profiles.
  3. Click the BFD tab.
  4. Click Add BFD Profile.
  5. Enter a name for the profile.
  6. Enter values for the heartbeat Interval and Declare Dead Multiple.
  7. Click Save.