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Edge Service Gateway (ESG)

The NSX Edge Service Gateway is a multi-function virtual appliance that provides common network services, including routing, perimeter firewall, Network Address Translation (NAT), Load Balancing, VPN, DHCP Server, DHCP Relay, and DNS Relay.

The primary goal behind the ESG is to provide real time instantiation of these services so that software defined network environments can provide not only the core network services of switching and routing, but also the additional network services that create a fully functioning environment.

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Network Address Translation

Load Balancing

Operational Modes

The ESG Load Balancer can funtion in one of two operational Modes, Proxy Mode and Transparent Mode. The default is Proxy Mode unless you check the box that says “transparent mode”

Operational Models

Virtual Private Network

DHCP Server

DHCP Relay

DNS Relay

esg.txt · Last modified: 2019/03/07 10:27 by brandon