If the edge gateway for your vCloud Director organization virtual datacenter has been converted to an advanced edge gateway, you can use the tenant portal to configure the static and dynamic routing capabilities that are provided by the NSX software for those advanced edge gateways.

To enable dynamic routing, you configure an advanced edge gateway using the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) or the Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) protocol.

For detailed information about the routing capabilities that NSX provides, see the Routing topic in the NSX Administration Guide at http://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/nsx_pubs.html.

You can specify static and dynamic routing for each advanced edge gateway. The dynamic routing capability provided by NSX provides the necessary forwarding information between Layer 2 broadcast domains, which allows you to decrease Layer 2 broadcast domains and improve network efficiency and scale. NSX extends this intelligence to the workloads' locations for East-West routing. This capability allows more direct virtual machine to virtual machine communication without the added cost or time needed to extend hops.