With the VMware Integrated OpenStack dashboard, you can create logical routers. You use logical routers to connect the networks in your OpenStack deployment.


  1. Log in to the VMware Integrated OpenStack dashboard.
  2. Select the project from the drop-down menu in the title bar.
  3. Select Project > Network > Routers.

    The Routers page lists the routers that are currently configured.

  4. Click Create Router.
  5. Provide a name for the router and click Create Router.

    The new router appears in the list on the Routers page. You can now complete the router configuration.

  6. Click Set Gateway in the Actions column of the new router.
  7. Select a network from the drop-down menu, and click Set Gateway.

    The Router Name and Router ID text boxes are automatically populated.

  8. Connect the router to a private network.
    1. Click the router name on the Routers page.
    2. Click Add Interface.
    3. Select a subnet from the drop-down menu.
    4. (Optional) Enter the router interface IP address for the selected subnet.

      If you do not set this value, the first host IP address in the subnet is used by default.

    5. Click Add Interface.


You successfully created the router. You can view the new topology on the Network Topology page.