Create IP pools for the ESXI host tunnel endpoints (TEPs) and the Edge nodes. TEPs are the source and destination IP addresses used in the external IP header to identify the ESXi hosts that originate and end the NSX-T encapsulation of overlay frames. You can use DHCP or manually configured IP pools for TEP IP addresses.


  1. Log in to the NSX Manager.
  2. Select Networking > IP Address Pools > Add IP Address Pool.
  3. Enter the following IP pool details.
    Option Description
    Name and Description Enter the IP pool name and optional description.

    For example, ESXI-TEP-IP-POOL.

    IP Ranges Enter the IP allocation range.

    For example, -

    Gateway Enter the gateway IP address.

    For example,

    CIDR Enter the network address in a CIDR notation.

    For example,

  4. Click Add and Apply.
  5. Repeat steps 2 - 4 to create an IP pool for the Edge nodes.
    For example, EDGE-TEP-IP-POOL.
  6. Verify that the TEP IP pools you created are listed in the IP Pool page.