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


  • Verify that you have system administrator rights.
  • Verify that the provider virtual data center that backs the target organization virtual data center is associated with an NSX Manager instance.
  • You must create at least one NSX logical switch that is not in use by other organization virtual data center networks.

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

You can share an imported organization VDC network with other organization VCDs by adding the VDCs to an organization VDC group and sharing the network between them. See Managing Data Center Group Networking with NSX in the VMware Cloud Director Tenant Portal.


  1. In the top navigation bar, click Networking.
  2. On the Networks tab, click New.
  3. On the Scope page, select Organization Virtual Data Center, select a VDC in which to create the network, and click Next.
  4. On the Network Type page, select Imported, then select NSX-T Logical Switch, and click Next.
  5. From the list of available NSX logical switches, select the target switch, and click Next.
  6. Enter a name and, optionally, a description for the network.
  7. (Optional) To enable dual-stack networking, turn on the Dual-Stack Mode toggle.
    Dual-stack mode enables the network to have both IPv4 and IPv6 subnets.
    Note: Enabling dual-stack networking mode is irreversible.
  8. Enter the Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR) settings for the network.

    Use the format network_gateway_IP_address/subnet_prefix_length, for example,

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

  9. Click Next.
  10. (Optional) Configure the DNS settings and the static IP pool.
    You can add multiple IP addresses and IP ranges.
  11. Click Next.
  12. Review your settings and click Finish.