Enable the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) to exchange routing information between the NSX Edge services gateways in a network of autonomous systems (AS).

Procedure

  1. Log in to vCenter Server by using the vSphere Web Client.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.
      Setting Value
      User name administrator@vsphere.local
      Password vsphere_admin_password
  2. Under Inventories, click Networking & Security.
  3. In the Navigator, click NSX Edges.
  4. Select 172.17.11.65 from the NSX Manager drop-down menu.
  5. Double-click the lax01m01esg01 NSX Edge device.
  6. Click the Manage tab and click Routing.
  7. On the Global Configuration page, enter the following settings.
    1. Click the Start button for ECMP.
    2. To configure dynamic routing, click the Edit button next to Dynamic Routing Configuration.
    3. Select Uplink01 as the Router ID and click OK.
    4. Click Publish Changes.
  8. On the Routing tab, select Static Routes.
    1. Click the Add icon, enter the following settings, and click OK.
      Setting Value
      Network 192.168.11.0/24
      Next Hop 192.168.10.3
      Interface sfo01m01udlr01
      MTU 9000
      Admin Distance 210
    2. Click the Add icon, enter the following settings, and click OK.
      Setting Value
      Network 192.168.31.0/24
      Next Hop 192.168.10.3
      Interface sfo01m01udlr01
      MTU 9000
      Admin Distance 210
    3. Click the Add icon, enter the following settings, and click OK.
      Setting Value
      Network 192.168.32.0/24
      Next Hop 192.168.10.3
      Interface sfo01m01udlr01
      MTU 9000
      Admin Distance 210
    4. Click Publish Changes.
  9. On the Routing tab, select BGP
    1. Click Edit, enter the following settings, and click OK.
      Setting Value
      Enable BGP Selected
      Enable Graceful Restart Deselected
      Enable Default Originate Deselected
      Local AS 65003
    2. On the BGP page, click the Add icon to add a neighbor.
      The New Neighbor dialog box appears. You add two neighbors: the first Top of Rack Switch and the second Top of Rack Switch.
    3. In the New Neighbor dialog box, enter the following values for the first Top of Rack Switch and click OK.
      Setting Value
      IP Address 172.27.14.1
      Remote AS 65002
      Weight 60
      Keep Alive Time 4
      Hold Down Time 12
      Password BGP_password
    4. Click the Add icon to add another neighbor.
    5. In the New Neighbor dialog box, enter the following values for the second Top of Rack Switch and click OK.
      Setting Value
      IP Address 172.27.15.1
      Remote AS 65002
      Weight 60
      Keep Alive Time 4
      Hold Down Time 12
      Password BGP_password
    6. Click the Add icon to add another Neighbor.
    7. In the New Neighbor dialog box, enter the following values for the universal distributed logical router and click OK.
      Setting Value
      IP Address 192.168.10.4
      Remote AS 65003
      Weight 10
      Keep Alive Time 1
      Hold Down Time 3
      Password BGP_password
    8. Click Publish Changes.
      The three neighbors you added are now visible in the Neighbors table.
  10. On the Routing tab, select Route Redistribution.
    1. On the Route Redistribution page, click the Edit button.
    2. In the Change Redistribution Settings dialog box, select the BGP check box and click OK.
    3. Click the Add icon for Route Redistribution table.
    4. In the New Redistribution Criteria dialog box, enter the following settings and click OK.
      Setting Value
      Prefix Any
      Learner Protocol BGP
      OSPF Deselected
      Static routes Selected
      Connected Selected
      Action Permit
    5. Click Publish Changes
      The route redistribution configuration is now visible in the  Route Redistribution table.
  11. Repeat this procedure for the NSX Edge device lax01m01esg02.