Mutant_Tractor
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NSX ESG/DLR-Edge for L2 gateway, outside vCenter (standalone) install?

Hi Guys,

We have a use case in that multiple tenants would be using NSX, in order to keep the Edge of the network and all N/S traffic in one rack (makes uplink connectivity much easier) we'd like to deploy the ESGs/DLR-Edges on some - Edge - hosts.

Is there an option, like in NSX-MH to standalone deploy Edges (not the L2 VPN one - that seems like a nasty temp-hack for on boarding customers only) on a cluster that is not owned by that NSX Manager and vCenter server?

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I ask because I know VMware are shooting for feature parity for MH and -V, this would be a natural extension (to split-out deploy of gateways to allow for manual provisioning).

I am aware there are multiple L2 HW gateways out there like the Arista 7xxx series, Dell S4048-On and S6000-ON, but none of these allow for control by multiple NSX managers which is our requirement.

Cheers,

Myles

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jacobsmith14
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You could not deploy a DLR on on Edge cluster that is not managed by vCenter.  Not sure about Edges, but to what end?

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Mutant_Tractor
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Multi-tenancy without requirement for dedicated management tin per tenant - also L2 gateway on DLR.

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john23
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In current release , this is not possible. Deploying nsx edge outside the cluster is not possible

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Mutant_Tractor
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That's what I thought, is it on the roadmap?

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