The NSX Edge devices need to establish a connection to each of the upstream BGP switches before BGP updates can be exchanged. Verify that the NSX Edges devices are successfully peering, and that BGP routing has been established.

About this task

You repeat this procedure two times for each of the NSX Edge devices: sfo01w01esg01 and sfo01w01esg02.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the NSX Edge device using a Secure Shell (SSH) client.
    1. Open an SSH connection to the sfo01w01esg01 NSX Edge device.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      admin

      Password

      edge_admin_password

  2. Run the show ip bgp neighbors command to display information about the BGP connections to neighbors. 

    The BGP State will display Established, UP if you have peered with the upstream switches.

    Note:

    You have not yet created the universal distributed logical router (UDLR), so it will not display the Established, UP status message.

  3. Run the show ip route command to verify that you are receiving routes using BGP, and that there are multiple routes to BGP learned networks.

    You verify multiple routes to BGP learned networks by locating the same route using a different IP address. The IP addresses are listed after the word via in the right-side column of the routing table output. In the image below there are two different routes to the following BGP networks: 0.0.0.0/0,172.16.35.0.  You can identify BGP networks by the letter B in the left-side column. Lines beginning with C (connected) have only a single route.

  4. Repeat this procedure for the NSX Edge device sfo01w01esg02.