System administrators can create an organization VDC network by importing a logical switch from an associated NSX-T Manager instance.

Note: With an NSX-T logical switch, you can create only an IPv4 isolated organization network. You cannot create a direct organization network based on an NSX-T logical switch.

Prerequisites

  • This operation is restricted to system administrators.
  • The provider virtual data center that backs the target organization virtual data center must be associated with an NSX-T Manager instance.
  • The system administrator must create at least one NSX-T logical switch that is not in use by other organization virtual data center networks.

For information about creating and configuring NSX-T logical switches, see the NSX-T Administration Guide.

Procedure

  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 Import and click Next.
  4. Enter a name and, optionally, a description for the new organization VDC network, and click Next.
  5. From the list of available NSX-T logical switches, select the target switch by clicking the radio button next to the switch name, and click Next.
  6. Enter the network Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR) settings.

    Use the format network_gateway_IP_address/subnet_prefix_length, for example, 192.167.1.1/24.

    If the switch is configured with a subnet, this information is prepopulated.

  7. (Optional) Configure the DNS settings and the static IP pool.
    You can add multiple IP addresses and IP ranges.
  8. Click Next.
  9. Review the Ready to Complete page and click Finish.