As we discussed in my previous blog post, there are two types of logical routers in NSX-T, the Tier-1 and Tier-0 logical Routers. So lets go ahead and look at how to create and configure the Tier-1 Router in NSX-T. To create a Tier-1 Router, log in to the NSX manager with the admin credentials.
Creating Tier-1 Logical Router:
Type the Username and Password at the VMware NSX Manager login page and click LOG IN
Click ADD from the Routers tab
On the New Tier-1 Logical Router window, type the name and optional description and click SAVE
- Optional Components:
- If you have already created a Tier-0 Router, you can select the Tier-0 Logical Router from the Tier-0 Router drop-down Menu.
- The Failover Mode can be Preemptive or non-preemptive mode
- Edge cluster is option, if you have NSX Edge Cluster created, you can select the cluster from the drop-down menu.
Once the Tier-1 Logical Router is created click on Overview tab to see the details of the Tier-1 Logical Router. From the Overview tab Summary, you will see the ID, description, type, High availability Mode, failover mode, Edge Cluster, Intra Tier1 Transit subnet and the date it was created
Configuring Tier-1 Logical Router:
Click Configuration and then click ADD to add the Logical Router Ports to connect the NSX-T Logical Switches to the downlinks of the Tier-1 Logical Router.
On the New Router Port, enter the logical switch and port information with the IP Address/mask details to connect the logical switch to the Tier-1 Logical Router
Click Routing tab to create Static Routes or to enable the Route Advertisement.
When clicked on the Route Advertise, you can select the different types of router for the route Advertisement as shown in the following screenshot.
Click Edit to enable Route Advertisement configuration and to select the different types of Routes . Toggle the button to enable status and to select different types of Routes
Click Services tab to enable NAT and Edge Firewall
To find more details for given logical router, type the following commands on the KVM hosts.
get logical-routers <logical-router-UUID>arp-table get logical-routers <logical-router-UUID>forwarding get logical-routers <logical-router-UUID>interfaces
Please refer to the VMware Documentation for more information on NSX-T Data Center product at https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-NSX-T/index.html
I hope this is informative for you and I thank you for reading.
- NSX-T 2.1 Complete video series:
- Introduction to NSX-T
- NSX-T Architecture
- Deploy NSX-T Manager Virtual Machine on ESXi host
- Configure NSX-T Control cluster
- Prepare ESXi host as fabric node in NSX-T
- Prepare KVM hosts as fabric Node in NSX-T
- How to add vCenter Server as Compute Manager?
- What is N-VDS or hostSwitch in NSX-T?
- How to create Transport Zones in NSX-T?
- What is Uplink Profile and how to Create in NSX-T?
- Create an IP pools for TEP in NSX-T
- Verify hostswitch configuration on ESXi and KVM
- How to create Logical Switches in NSX-T?
- NSX-T Logical Routing