After you deploy a distributed logical router for the shared edge and compute cluster in Region A according to this design, you configure an interface and update BGP on the SFOCOMP-ESG01 and SFOCOMP-ESG02 NSX Edge devices for connection to the router.

About this task

Perform this procedure two times to configure the two NSX Edge devices in Region B: SFOCOMP-ESG01 and SFOCOMP-ESG02.

Table 1. NSX Edge Devices and DLR Interface Settings for Region B

Parameter

Value for Region B

NSX Edge Device 1

SFOCOMP-ESG01

NSX Edge Device 2

SFOCOMP-ESG02

DLR Interface

SFOCOMP-DLR01

Primary DLR IP Address for NSX Edge Device 1

192.168.101.1

Primary DLR IP Address for NSX Edge Device 2

192.168.101.2

Procedure

  1. Log in to the Compute vCenter Server by using the vSphere Web Client.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://comp01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      administrator@vsphere.local

      Password

      vsphere_admin_password

  2. From the vSphere Web Client Home menu, select Networking & Security.
  3. In the Navigator, click NSX Edges.
  4. Select  172.16.11.66 from the NSX Manager drop-down menu.
  5. Double-click the SFOCOMP-ESG01 NSX Edge device to open its settings.
  6. On the Manage tab, click the Settings tab.
  7. Configure an interface to distributed router.
    1. On the Settings tab for the NSX Edge, click Interfaces.
    2. Select the vnic3 interface and click Edit.
    3. In the Edit NSX Edge Interface dialog box, enter the following settings and click OK.

      Setting

      Value

      Name

      SFOCOMP-DLR01

      Type

      Internal

      Connected To

      Global Transit Network

      Connectivity Status

      Connected

      Primary IP Address

      192.168.101.1

      Subnet Prefix Length

      24

      MTU

      9000

      Send ICMP Redirect

      Selected

  8. Add the distributed logical router to the BGP configuration of the SFOCOMP-ESG01 device.
    1. On the Routing tab, click BGP to add the distributed router as a neighbor to the NSX Edge.
    2. Click the Add icon to add another neighbor. 

      The New Neighbor dialog box appears. 

    3. Configure the distributed logical router (DLR) as a neighbor.
    4. In the New Neighbor dialog box, enter the following values, and click OK.

      Setting

      Value

      IP Address

      192.168.101.4

      Remote AS

      65000

      Weight

      60

      Keep Alive Time

      1

      Hold Down Time

      3

      Password

      BGP_password





    5. Click Publish Changes.
  9. Repeat Step 5 to Step 8 on the other NSX Edge device to configure the interface to the distributed logical router and add the router as a BGP neighbor.