This is one of many posts that will form part of the VCAP6-NV Deploy Exam Guide.
What is a Distributed Logical Router (DLR) ?
A Distributed Logical Router (or Logical Distributed Router) is typically used to route East/West traffic between Logical Switches.
In this example, we will create a new DLR with two Internal interfaces to connect the App_Tier and Data_Tier Logical Switches. FInally we’ll add an Uplink interface to connect the DLR to a “transit” logical switch.
Deploying a VMware NSX Distributed Logical Router (DLR)
Note: Adding a DLR has a certain amount of prerequisites that can be found within the VMware Doc site here.
Note: These steps assume you are not even logged into vCenter Server. Skip the first few steps if you are!
Using your favourite web browser, navigate to the vCenter Server login page (https://vcenter.fqdn).
Enter appropriate User name and Password and click Login.
Click Network and Security.
Click NSX Edges.
Enter a Name for the new Logical Router, (optionally) enter a Hostname, Description and Tenant. (Optionally) choose whether to check/uncheck the Deploy Edge Appliance and Enable High Availability checkboxes.
Under Configure interfaces of this NSX Edge, click Add(+).
Note: Repeat the previous steps to add additional Internal and Uplink interfaces as required.
Select the appropriate interface from the vNIC dropdown and enter the Gateway IP address.