You can add an internal (isolated) or routed Org VDC network. You can add a mix of internal or routed Org VDC networks to meet the needs of your organization.

About this task

You can add a mix of internal (isolated) or routed Org VDC networks to meed the needs of your organization. For example, you may want to isolate a network that contains sensitive information, while creating a separate network that is associated with an edge gateway and connected to the Internet.

Prerequisites

This operation requires the rights included in the predefined Organization Administrator role or an equivalent set of rights.

Procedure

  1. Navigate to Network > Org VDC Networks.
  2. Click +ADD to add a new Org VDC network.
  3. Enter the following values:

    Option

    Description

    Name

    Enter a meaningful name for your org VDC network.

    Description

    Enter a description for the Org VDC network.

    Share this network with other VDCs in this organization

    Makes the organization VDC network available to other organization VDCs in the organization. One potential use case for this would be if an application exists within an Organization VDC that has a reservation or allocation pool set as the allocation model. In this case, it may not have enough room to run more VMs. As a solution, you could create a secondary Org VDC with pay-as-you-go and run more VMs on that network on a temporary basis.

    Note:

    The Organization VDCs must be backed by the same provider VDC.

    Type

    Select the type of Org VDC networkd you wish to add. You can add an Internal (Isolated) Org VDC Network - Accessible only by this organization. Only virtual machines in this organization can connect to and see traffic on this network. This network provides an organization with an isolated, private network that multiple virtual machines and vApps can connect to. This network provides no connectivity to machines outside this organization. Machines outside of this organization have no connectivity to machines in the organization. Or, you can add a Routed Org VDC network--This network also provides controlled access to an external network. System administrators and organization administrators can configure network address translation (NAT), firewall, and VPN settings to make specific virtual machines accessible from the external network.

    Edge Gateway

    For routed network connecting to an existing edge gateway. Select the edge gateway you wish to associate with the organization VDC network.

    Allow Guest VLAN

    For routed network connecting to an existing edge gateway. Setting the VDC network as a guest VLAN enables guests to access the network.

    Create as subinterface

    To extend an organization VDC network, you must convert it to a subinterface type, which allows vCloud Director software to identify the network it will use to extend via L2 VPN. The vCloud Director solution, with the help of NSX network virtualization, will create a trunk interface type for this network.

  4. Enter the following Address and DNS values:

    Option

    Description

    Gateway address

    Enter the IP address for the edge gateway.

    Network mask

    Enter the network mask for the network. For example, 255.255.255.0.

    Primary DNS

    Enter the IP address for your primary DNS server.

    Secondary DNS

    Enter the IP address for your secondary DNS server.

    DNS Suffix

    Enter your DNS suffix. The DNS suffix is the DNS name without including the hostname.

    Static Pool

    Enter IP addresses or an IP range for a static IP pool.