VMware NSX edge cluster The VMware NSX edge cluster connects to the physical network and provides routing and bridging. The edge cluster supports the Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Mount Servers. Child TopicsEdge cluster components VMware NSX edge cluster components differ between the AMP-3S and the AMP-VX. Edge cluster specificationsThe specifications for the VMware NSX ESGs and VMware NSX DLR differ for AMP-3S and AMP-VX. Edge cluster hardware requirements: Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Mount ServersThe edge cluster uses four Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Mount Servers, regardless of the number of ESGs. Edge cluster VMware vSphere requirementsThe edge cluster requires VMware HA and VMware vSphere DRS to provide VM protection against a VMware vSphere ESXi host failure and to balance VM workloads in the cluster. Edge cluster custom resource pool The edge cluster does not require custom resource pools. Edge cluster storage requirements Edge cluster storage requirements differ between AMP-3S and AMP-VX. Edge cluster networking requirements The edge cluster has internal and external networking requirements. Edge cluster with local and universal objects The NSX edge cluster uses the local DLR and the cross VMware vCenter Server option. Edge cluster network requirements for the Cisco UCS Servers The edge cluster has network requirements for the Cisco UCS Servers. Edge cluster VMware virtual networkThe edge cluster Cisco C-Series Rack Mount Servers require two VMware Virtual Distributed Switches (VDS). Edge cluster network with Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Mount Servers and four ESGs The following illustration shows the network layout for the hosts running on Cisco C-Series Rack Mount Servers in the edge cluster with four ESGs: Edge cluster network with Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Mount Servers and more than four ESGsThe number of VTEPs is based on the number of uplinks on the VMware VDS, which is four VTEPs.