An Edge Services Gateway (ESG) provides a routed organisation virtual datacentre network with connectivity to external networks. It provides services such as load balancing, network address translation, and a firewall.
Within a vCloud tenancy, the ESG will always live within the 100% VDC.
To view, select Networking > Edges > Configure Services.
An Edge Gateway can provide the following services:
Specifies firewall rules that, when matched, block or allow incoming or outgoing network traffic.
See the VMware help page: Firewall Configuration
|Gateway Dhcp Service||
Provides DHCP services to VM's on the network. A variant of this service, DhcpService, is intended to provide DHCP services in vApp networks.
See the VMware help page: Managing Edge Gateway DHCP Using the Tenant Portal
|Gateway Ipsec Vpn Service||
Defines one or more virtual private networks that connect an Edge Gateway to another network in or outside of the cloud.
|Load Balancer Service||
Distributes incoming requests across a set of servers.
See the VMware Help page: About Load Balancing
Provides network address translation services to computers on the network.
See the VMware Help page: Add a SNAT or a DNAT Rule Using the Tenant Portal
|Static Routing Service||
Specifies static routes to other networks.
See the VMware Help page: Add a Static Route
FIPs are not enabled by default on the ESG. Weak protocols are not recommended.
- After you convert an Edge Gateway to an Advanced Gateway, you must use the vCloud Director Tenant Portal to configure NSX services on the gateway.
- When you right-click the Edge Gateway name and select Edge Gateway Services, vCloud Director opens the Configure NSX Edge Gateway Services page in the Tenant Portal.
- For information about NSX Edge Gateway Service configuration see the vCloud Director Tenant Portal Guide.