A host uplink profile defines policies for the uplinks from the ESXi hosts to NSX segments.


  1. Log in to the NSX Manager.
  2. Select System > Fabric > Profiles > Uplink Profiles > Add.
  3. Enter an uplink profile name, and optionally, an uplink profile description.
    For example, ESXI-UPLINK-PROFILE.
  4. In the Teaming section, click Add to add a naming teaming policy, and configure a Failover Order policy.
    A list of active uplinks is specified, and each interface on the transport node is pinned to one active uplink. This configuration allows use of several active uplinks at the same time.
  5. Configure active and standby uplinks.
    For example, configure uplink-1 as the active uplink and uplink-2 as the standby uplink.
  6. Enter a transport VLAN value.
    The transport VLAN set in the uplink profile tags overlay traffic and the VLAN ID is used by the tunnel endpoint (TEP).
    For example, 1060.
  7. Enter the MTU value.
    The default value for uplink profile MTU is 1600.
    Note: The value must be at least 1600 but not higher than the MTU value on the physical switches and the vSphere Distributed Switch.