You configure an edge gateway to provide connectivity to one or more external networks.


  1. Select an edge gateway configuration based on your system resources.




    Requires less memory and compute resources.


    Provides increased capacity and performance than with the Compact option. Large and X-Large configurations provide identical security functions.


    Suited for environments that have a load balancer with large numbers of concurrent sessions.

    Quad Large

    Recommended for high throughput and requires a high connection rate.

    For more information on system requirements for deploying an edge gateway, see System Requirements for NSX in the NSX Administration Guide.

  2. (Optional) Select Enable High Availability to enable automatic failover to a backup edge gateway.
  3. (Optional) Select Create as Advanced Gateway to enable use of the vCloud Director Tenant Portal to configure NSX services on the gateway.

    Existing vCloud API clients might not be able to complete some operations on an advanced Edge Gateway. See

  4. (Optional) Select Enable Distributed Routing to configure an advanced gateway to provide distributed logical routing.

    This option is available only if you select Create as Advanced Gateway. When you enable Distributed Routing, you can create many more organization VDC networks on the gateway. Traffic on those networks is optimized for VM-to-VM communication.

  5. (Optional) Select Configure IP Settings to manually configure the external interface's IP address.
  6. (Optional) Select Sub-Allocate IP Pools to allocate a set of IP addresses for gateway services to use.
  7. (Optional) Select Configure Rate Limits to choose the inbound and outbound rate limits for each externally connected interface.
  8. Click Next.