The VMware NSX Edge Services Gateway (ESG) is a virtual machine appliance which functions as a gateway and services appliance within the NSX platform. This video focuses on the routing capabilities of the ESG, as well as its interactions with the NSX Distributed Logical Router (DLR). The ESG is commonly used as a routing gateway at the boundary of an NSX environment, also known as a North – South gateway. Like the DLR, the ESG supports dynamic routing protocols in OSPF and BGP, as well as route redistribution. To provide additional architectural flexibility, up to 8 ESGs may peer with a single DLR in an Equal Cost Multi-Path (ECMP) configuration in order to maximize available bandwidth.