System administrators can create an organization VDC network by importing a segment from an associated NSX Manager instance.


  • Verify that you are a system administrator.

  • Verify that you have created a data center group with an NSX network provider type.
  • Verify that the provider virtual data center that backs the target virtual data center group is associated with an NSX Manager instance.
  • Verify that you created at least one NSX logical switch that is not in use by other networks. For information about creating and configuring NSX logical switches, see the NSX Administration Guide.


  1. In the top navigation bar, click Networking.
  2. On the Networks tab, click New.
  3. On the Scope page, select Data Center Group, and select a group with an NSX network provider in which to create the network.
  4. On the Network Type page, select Imported and click Next.
  5. From the list of available NSX logical switches, select the target switch and click Next.
  6. Enter a meaningful name for the network.
  7. Enter the Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR) settings for the network.
    • If you are using IP spaces, select an IP space from the drop-down menu and a subnet prefix.
    • If you are not using IP spaces, enter a CIDR in the format network_gateway_IP_address/subnet_prefix_length, for example,
  8. Enter a description of the organization VDC network.
  9. Click Next.
  10. (Optional) To reserve one or more IP addresses for assignment to virtual machines that require static IP addresses, configure the Static IP Pools for the network.
    1. Enter the IP address or range of IP addresses, and click Add.
      To add multiple static IP addresses or ranges, repeat this step.
    2. (Optional) To modify or remove IP addresses and ranges, click Modify or Remove.
  11. (Optional) Configure the DNS settings.
    Option Action
    Primary DNS Enter the IP address for your primary DNS server.
    Secondary DNS Enter the IP address for your secondary DNS server.
    DNS Suffix Enter your DNS suffix.

    The DNS suffix is the DNS name without including the host name.

  12. Review your settings and click Finish.