This is one of many posts that will form part of the VCAP6-NV Deploy Exam Guide.
What is an Edge Service Gateway (ESG)?
An Edge Services Gateway is a virtual appliance that is responsible for both North/South traffic and various Edge services, including Load Balancing, NAT and DHCP.
In this example, we will create a new ESG with two interfaces, one to connect to the transit network (Internal) and one to connect to a vDS Portgroup (Uplink).
Deploying a VMware NSX Edge Service Gateway (ESG)
Note: Adding an ESG 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.
Note: one of the main differences between deploying the ESG and DLR is the ESG is sized based requirements.
Note: If HA has been specified, select the vNIC from the dropdown and enter the Management IPs.