Add a network to an organization virtual datacenter to enable its virtual machines to communicate with each other or to provide access to the Internet. A single organization virtual datacenter can have multiple networks.

Table 1. Types of Organization Virtual Datacenter Networks and Their Requirements

Organization Virtual Datacenter Network Type

Description

Requirements

Direct connection to an external network

Accessible by multiple organizations. Virtual machines belonging to different organizations can connect to and see traffic on this network.

This network provides direct layer 2 connectivity to machines outside of the organization. Virtual machines outside of this organization can connect to virtual machines within the organization directly.

An external network must be accessible to your organization.

Routed organization virtual datacenter network

Accessible only by this organization. Only virtual machines within this organization can connect to this network.

This network provides controlled access to an external network. System administrators and organization administrators can configure network address translation (NAT) and firewall settings to make specific virtual machines accessible from the external network.

An Edge Gateway must exist in your organization VDC.

Isolated organization virtual datacenter network

Accessible only by this organization. Only virtual machines within this organization can connect to and see traffic on this network.

This network provides an organization with an isolated, private network that multiple vApps can connect to. This network provides no connectivity to virtual machines outside this organization or on other networks within this organization.

A network pool must exist in your organization VDC.