In this post, I’m going to explain how to establish a BGP peering session between Juniper QFX Series Switches and VMware NSX Edge Service Gateway. VMware NSX provides many features and services, one of which is dynamic routing via the use of an ESG. Typically, ESGs are placed at the edge of your virtual infrastructure to act as a gateway. There are two primary deployment options, stateful HA or non-stateful ECMP. In this example, we’re looking at the ECMP deployment option.
We have a pair of Juniper QFX5110 switches that we will configure to enable EBGP peering with each NSX Edge Gateway. We also have a pair of NSX Edge Gateway devices that are placed at the edge of a virtualized infrastructure. Each QFX has a /31 point-to-point network to each ESG. These networks are enabled via 802.1q subinterfaces which provide connectivity across the underlying blade chassis interconnect modules.