Using the Routing screen in the vCloud Director tenant portal, you can specify the default settings for static routing and dynamic routing for your advanced edge gateway.

About this task

You can use the tenant portal to work with the default routing settings by launching the tenant portal from the vCloud Director Web console using the Edge Gateway Services action on an advanced edge gateway. When the tenant portal is displayed, you use the Routing tab to navigate to the routing-related screens.


To remove all configured routing settings, use the CLEAR GLOBAL CONFIGURATION at the bottom of the Routing Configuration screen. This action deletes all routing settings currently specified on the subscreens: default routing settings, static routes, OSPF, BGP, and route redistribution.


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 > Routing Configuration.
  3. To enable Equal Cost Multipath (ECMP) routing for this edge gateway, turn on the ECMP toggle.

    As described in the NSX Administration Guide, ECMP is a routing strategy that allows next-hop packet forwarding to a single destination to occur over multiple best paths. NSX determines these best paths either statically, using configured static routes, or as a result of metric calculations by dynamic routing protocols like OSPF or BGP. You can specify the multiple paths for static routes by specifying multiple next hops on the Static Routes screen.

    For more details about ECMP and NSX, see the routing topics in the NSX 6.2 Troubleshooting Guide.

  4. Specify settings for the default routing gateway.
    1. Use the Applied On drop-down list to select an interface from which the next hop towards the destination network can be reached.

      To see details about the selected interface, click the blue information icon.

    2. Type the gateway IP address.
    3. Type the MTU.
    4. (Optional) Type an optional description.
    5. Click Save changes.
  5. Specify default dynamic routing settings.

    If you have IPsec VPN configured in your environment, you should not use dynamic routing.

    1. Select a router ID.

      You can select a router ID in the list or use the + icon to enter a new one. This router ID is the first uplink IP address of the edge gateway that pushes routes to the kernel for dynamic routing.

    2. Configure logging by turning on the Enable Logging toggle and selecting the log level.
    3. Click OK.
  6. Click Save changes.

What to do next

Add static routes. See Add a Static Route.

Configure route redistribution. See Configure Route Redistribution Using the Tenant Portal.

Configure dynamic routing. See the following topics: