To connect to an external network by a direct route, System administrators can set up a direct connection.

If you log in to the vCloud Director Tenant Portal as an organization administrator and attempt to create a direct organization virtual data center network, you receive a warning message that you have insufficient rights.


This operation is restricted to system administrators.


  1. On the Virtual Datacenters dashboard screen, click the card of the virtual data center you want to explore, and select Networks from the left panel.
  2. Click Add.
  3. On the Select Network Type page, select Direct and click Next.
  4. Enter a meaningful name for your organization VDC network.
  5. (Optional) Enter a description of the organization VDC network.
  6. (Optional) To make the organization VDC network available to other organization VDCs within the same organization, toggle on the Shared option.
  7. On the External Network Connection page, select the external network to which you want your new organization virtual data center network to connect directly, and click Next.
  8. On the Ready to Complete page, review the organization VDC network settings that you have provided, and click Finish.