As a system administrator, you can create an organization virtual data center 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 or routed organization network based on an NSX-T logical switch.

Prerequisites

  • The provider virtual data center that backs the target organization virtual data center must be associated with an NSX-T Manager instance.
  • You created at least one NSX-T logical switch that is not in use by other organization virtual data center networks.

For information about configuring NSX-T logical switches, see the NSX-T Administration Guide. For information, about creating a Provider VDC backed by an NSX-T Manager instance, see vCloud API Programming Guide for Service Providers.

Procedure

  1. Navigate to the vCloud Director Tenant Portal of the target organization.
    1. From the main menu (), select Cloud Resources.
    2. Under Organizations, click the name of the target organization.
    You are redirected to Datacenters view of the vCloud Director Tenant Portal for this organization.
  2. If there are multiple VDCs in the organization, click the card of the target organization VDC.
  3. In the left panel, under Networks, click Network.
  4. Click Import.
    The Import Logical Switch wizard appears.
  5. Enter a name and, optionally, a description for the new organization VDC network, and click Next.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

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