jamiestarr66
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Difference between creating Tier-0 Router or Gateway

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Hello everyone

I am deploying NSX-T 2.4.1.  I reached the point that I can deploy my first Tier-0 router in active/active mode, I am confused about whether to deploy

a Tier-0 Router or a Tier-0 Gateway.

On page 386 of the NSX-T Data Center Admin guide, the steps are the following

A tier-0 logical router provides a gateway service between the logical and physical network

2 Select Advanced Networking & Security >Routers > Rout ers > Add.

3 Select Tier-0 Router from the drop-down menu.

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On page 13, deploying Tier 0 Gateways

A tier-0 gateway performs the functions of a tier-0 logical router. It processes traffic between the logical

and physical networks

1 From your browser, log in with admin privileges to an NSX Manager at https://<nsx-manager-ipaddress>.

2 Select Networking > Tier-0 Gateways.

3 Click Add Tier-0 Gateway.

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During the procedure to add the Tier-0 Gateway,  the process is requiring that I add a tag.  How have you all address Tags?

Thanks in advance....

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serbl
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Tag is not required. I know the UI is a bit confusing there. If you want to use tagging on your objects, “tag” is required while “scope” is optional. That’s what it’s trying to tell you there.

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serbl
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Hi,

They are exactly the same. Terminology was changed in version 2.4 and the release of the simplified UI. The old naming is still used in the manager UI.

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jamiestarr66
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Hi Serbi

Thanks for responding...What about the requirement to add a Tag?  Can't get pass that requirement to deploy the LR.

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serbl
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Tag is not required. I know the UI is a bit confusing there. If you want to use tagging on your objects, “tag” is required while “scope” is optional. That’s what it’s trying to tell you there.

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CHrigi1
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Replaying to you question: "I am confused about whether to deploy a Tier-0 Router or a Tier-0 Gateway."

Here is a nice introduction of the two new NSX-T 2.4 UI parts: Deploying NSX-T v2.4 for Enterprise PKS  > Chapter: NSX-T v2.4 Management Interfaces

Simplified UI/API, Advanced UI/API

NSX-T v2.4 User Interface

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