You can add a network to a vApp to make the network available to the virtual machines in the vApp. You can add a vApp network or an organization virtual data center network to a vApp.


  • If you want to add an organization virtual data center network to your vApp, verify that your organization administrator or system administrator has created the network.
  • If you want to add a routed vApp network to your vApp and your organization virtual data center is backed by NSX, verify that your system administrator has enabled networking services by assigning an edge cluster to the organization VDC.


  1. On the Virtual Data Center dashboard screen, click the card of the virtual data center you want to explore, and from the left panel, select vApps.
  2. Click Card Icon to view the vApps in a card view.
  3. In the card of the selected vApp, click Actions and select Add network.
  4. Select the type of network to add.
    Option Action
    Organization VDC Network Select an organization virtual data center network from the list of available networks.
    vApp Network
    1. Enter a name and, optionally, a description for the network.
    2. Enter the network gateway CIDR.
    3. (Optional) Enter the primary and secondary DNS, and the DNS suffix.
    4. (Optional) Select whether to allow guest VLAN.
    5. (Optional) Enter static IP pool settings, such as IP ranges.
    6. (Optional) To be able to connect to an organization virtual data center network, toggle on the Connect to an organization VDC network option and select a network from the list.
  5. Click Add.


The network is added to the vApp.

What to do next

Connect a virtual machine in the vApp to the network.