You can add static routes between two vApp networks that are routed to the same organization virtual data center network. Static routes allow traffic between the networks.

You cannot add static routes to a fenced vApp or between overlapping networks. After you add a static route to a vApp network, configure the network firewall rules to allow traffic on the static route. For vApps with static routes, select the Always use assigned IP addresses until this vApp or associated networks are deleted check box.

Static routes function only when the vApps containing the routes are running. If you change the parent network of a vApp, delete a vApp, or delete a vApp network, and the vApp includes static routes, those routes cannot function and you must remove them manually.

Prerequisites

Verify that the following conditions are met:
  • Two vApp networks are routed to the same organization virtual data center network.
  • The vApp networks are in vApps that are started at least once.
  • Static routing is enabled on both vApp networks.

Procedure

  1. Click the My Cloud tab and click vApps in the left pane.
  2. Right-click the first vApp and click Open.
  3. Click the Networking tab.
  4. Right-click the vApp network and select Configure Services.
  5. Click the Static Routing tab and click Add.
  6. Enter a name, network address, and next hop IP and click OK.
    The network address is for the vApp network to which to add a static route. The next hop IP is the external IP address of the router of that vApp network.
  7. Click OK.
  8. Click Apply.
  9. Repeat Step 2 through Step 8 for the second vApp network.

Example: Static Routing Example

vApp Network 1 and vApp Network 2 are both routed to Org Network Shared. To allow traffic between the networks, you can create a static route on each vApp network. To create the static routes, you can use information about the vApp networks .

Table 1. Network Information
Network Name Network Specification Router External IP Address
vApp Network 1 192.168.1.0/24 192.168.0.100
vApp Network 2 192.168.2.0/24 192.168.0.101
Org Network Shared 192.168.0.0/24 NA

On vApp Network 1, create a static route to vApp Network 2. On vApp Network 2, create a static route to vApp Network 1.

Table 2. Static Routing Settings
vApp Network Route Name Network Next Hop IP Address
vApp Network 1 tovapp2 192.168.2.0/24 192.168.0.101
vApp Network 2 tovapp1 192.168.1.0/24 192.168.0.100

What to do next

To allow traffic on the static routes, create firewall rules for the vApp networks.