Using the Static Route screen in the vCloud Director tenant portal, you can add a static route for a destination subnet or host.

About this task

As described in the NSX documentation, the static route's next hop IP address must exist in a subnet associated with one of the edge gateway's interfaces. Otherwise, configuration of that static route fails.

If ECMP is enabled in the default routing configuration, you can specify multiple next hops in the static routes. See Specify Default Routing Configurations for the Edge Gateway for steps on enabling ECMP.


To use the vCloud Director tenant portal to work with an edge gateway's settings, the edge gateway must be converted to an advanced edge gateway. You can do this on the edge gateway in the vCloud Director Web console or from the tenant portal. For details on performing this step from the tenant portal, see Convert an Edge Gateway to an Advanced Edge Gateway.


  1. Launch Edge Gateway Services by completing the following steps.
    1. Click Network > Edge Gateway.
    2. Select the edge gateway to edit, and click Configure Services.

      The tenant portal opens Edge Gateway Services.

  2. Navigate to Routing > Static Routes.
  3. Click the + icon.

    The Add Static Route dialog box appears.

  4. Configure the following options for the static route:




    Type the network in CIDR notation.

    Next Hop

    Type the IP address of the next hop.

    The next hop IP address must exist in a subnet associated with one of the edge gateway's interfaces.

    If ECMP is enabled, you can type multiple next hops.


    If necessary for your needs, edit the maximum transmission value for data packets. The MTU value cannot be higher than the MTU value set on the selected edge gateway interface. You can see the MTU set on the edge gateway interface by default on the Routing Configuration screen.


    Optionally select the edge gateway interface on which you want to add a static route. By default, the interface is selected that matches the next hop address.


    Optionally type a description for the static route.

  5. Click Save changes.

What to do next

Configure a NAT rule for the static route. See Add an SNAT or DNAT Rule Using the Tenant Portal .

Add a firewall rule to allow traffic to traverse the static route. See Add an Edge Gateway Firewall Rule Using the Tenant Portal for information.