You use the Data Center screen to manage the relationships between workload domains and the data center network connections that are in place for your Cloud Foundation installation. You can review the information for the existing connections, add new data center connections, associate and disassociate data center connections with workload domains, and remove data center connections that are no longer associated with a workload domain.

Data Center Connections

By default, this screen opens with the New Connection choice selected and the fields for defining a new data center connection displayed. Click Cancel if you want to review the list without creating a new data center connection.

The screen displays the list of data center connections that are already established. For a Cloud Foundation installation, a data center connection specifies the network that carries traffic between the installation and the networking environment external to the installation, such as your corporate network. During the Cloud Foundation bring-up process, a data center connection was specified. During ongoing operations, a data center connection can be specified when creating a workload domain and using this screen.

Note:

Associations between data center connection and VDI workload domains must be one to one. A VDI workload domain cannot share data center connections with any other management or workload domain.

In the Data Center screen you can:

  • Examine the settings of a data center connection and the workload domains that are associated with it by selecting its name. By default, the management domains that are associated with the data center connection are also displayed. The management and workload domains that are associated with the selected data center connection are highlighted.

  • Add a new data center connection by clicking Actions > ADD NEW DATACENTER NETWORK, typing the network details, and clicking Save.

  • Associate a data center connection with a workload domain by selecting the data center connection, clicking Actions > ASSOCIATE DOMAINS, and clicking the workload domain's icon.

  • Disassociate the data center connection from an associated workload domain by selecting the data center connection and clicking the workload domain's icon.

  • Remove a data center connection that is no longer associated with any management or workload domains by selecting it and clicking Actions > REMOVE. You cannot remove a data center connection if it has an associated management or workload domain.