NSX-T 2.5: Create an Uplink Profile

An uplink profile defines policies for the uplinks. The settings defined by uplink profiles can include teaming policies, active and standby links, transport VLAN ID, and MTU setting.

Uplink profile for Edge VM and Host Transport nodes considerations:

  • If the Failover teaming policy is configured for an uplink profile, then you can only configure a single active uplink in the teaming policy. Standby uplinks are not supported and must not be configured in the failover teaming policy. When you install NSX Edge as a virtual appliance or host transport node, use the default uplink profile.

  • If the Load Balanced Source teaming policy is configured for an uplink profile, then you can configure multiple active uplinks on the same N-VDS. Each uplink is associated with one physical NIC with a distinct name and IP address. The IP address assigned to an uplink endpoint is configurable using IP Assignment for the N-VDS.

To Create an Uplink Profile follow the steps below.

1- Select System > Fabric > Profiles > Uplink Profiles > Add.

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2 – Enter an uplink profile name.

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3 – We can enter a default teaming policy or we can choose to enter a named teaming policy. Click Add to add a naming teaming policy. A teaming policy defines how N-VDS uses its uplink for redundancy and traffic load balancing.

Teaming policy modes:

  • Failover Order: An active uplink is specified along with an optional list of standby uplinks. If the active uplink fails, the next uplink in the standby list replaces the active uplink. No actual load balancing is performed with this option.
  • Load Balance Source: A list of active uplinks is specified, and each interface on the transport node is pinned to one active uplink. This configuration allows use of several active uplinks at the same time.

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Note: The uplink profile MTU default value is 1600.

4 – Validate the configuration.

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