Enable the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) to exchange routing information between the NSX Edge services gateways.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the Compute vCenter Server by using the vSphere Web Client.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://lax01w01vc01.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 172.17.11.66 from the NSX Manager drop-down menu.
  5. Double-click the lax01w01esg01 NSX Edge device.
  6. Click the Manage tab and click Routing.
  7. Configure settings on the Global Configuration page.
    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 to configure it.
    1. Click the Add icon, enter the following settings, and click OK.
      Setting Value
      Network UDLR_Compute_Workload_Subnet
      Next Hop 192.168.100.3
      Interface sfo01w01udlr01
      MTU 9000
      Admin Distance 210
      Note: You must add all subnets that are behind the UDLR.
    2. Click the Add icon, enter the following settings, and click OK.
      Setting Value
      Network DLR_Compute_Workload_Subnet
      Next Hop 192.168.102.3
      Interface lax01w01dlr01
      MTU 9000
      Admin Distance 210
      Note: You must add all subnets that are behind the DLR.
    3. Click Publish Changes.
  9. On the Routing tab, select BGP to configure it. 
    1. Click the Edit button, enter the following settings, and click OK.
      Setting Value
      Enable BGP Selected
      Enable Graceful Restart Deselected
      Enable Default Originate Deselected
      Local AS 65000
    2. 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 172.17.35.1
      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.
      The  New Neighbor dialog box appears.
    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 172.27.21.1
      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.
      The New Neighbor dialog box appears. Configure the universal distributed logical router (UDLR) as a neighbor.
    7. In the New Neighbor dialog box, enter the following values, and click OK.
      Setting Value
      IP Address 192.168.100.4
      Remote AS 65000
      Weight 60
      Keep Alive Time 1
      Hold Down Time 3
      Password BGP_password
    8. Click the Add icon to add another Neighbor.
      The New Neighbor dialog box appears. Configure the distributed logical router (DLR) as a neighbor.
    9. In the New Neighbor dialog box, enter the following values, and click OK.
      Setting Value
      IP Address 192.168.102.4
      Remote AS 65000
      Weight 60
      Keep Alive Time 1
      Hold Down Time 3
      Password BGP_password
    10. Click Publish Changes.
      The four neighbors you added are now visible in the Neighbors table.
  10. On the Routing tab, select Route Redistribution to configure it.
    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. Under Route Redistribution table, click the Add icon.
    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. Confirm that the configuration values you entered are correct.
  11. Repeat this procedure for the NSX Edge device lax01w01esg02.