You can add an isolated organization VDC network, which is accessible only by this organization. This network provides no connectivity to virtual machines outside this organization. Virtual machines outside of this organization have no connectivity to the virtual machines in the organization.

You can add a mix of isolated and routed organization VDC networks to meet the needs of your organization. For example, you can isolate a network that contains sensitive information, while having a separate network that is associated with an edge gateway and connected to the Internet.

You can create an isolated VDC network that is backed by a network pool. Your service provider can also create an isolated VDC network that is backed by an NSX-T logical switch.

You can create only an IPv4 isolated organization VDC network.

Prerequisites

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

Procedure

  1. On the Virtual Datacenters dashboard screen, click the card of the virtual data center you want to explore, and select Networks from the left panel.
  2. Click New.
  3. Enter the Organization VDC network settings.

    Option

    Action

    Org VDC

    Select an organization virtual data center from the drop-down menu.

    Name

    Enter a meaningful name for your organization VDC network.

    Description

    Optionally, enter a description for the organization VDC network.

    Share this network with other VDCs in this organization

    Select this option if you want to make the organization VDC network available to other virtual data centers in the organization.

    One potential use case for this option is when an application exists within an Organization VDC that has a reservation or allocation pool set as the allocation model. In this case, it might not have enough room to run more virtual machines. As a solution, you can create a secondary Organization VDC with pay-as-you-go and run more virtual machines on that network on a temporary basis.

    Note:

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

    Type

    Select Isolated network within this virtual data center.

  4. Enter the network gateway Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR) settings.

    Use the format network_gateway_IP_address/subnet_prefix_length, for example, 192.167.1.1/24.

  5. (Optional) To configure the network to use the same DNS settings as the edge gateway, select Use Gateway DNS.

    This option is available only if the gateway has the Use default gateway for DNS relay property enabled.

  6. (Optional) Configure the DNS settings.

    Option

    Action

    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.

  7. (Optional) To reserve one or more IP addresses for assignment to virtual machines that require static IP addresses, configure the Static IP Pool for this network.
    1. Enter the address or range of addresses, and click Add.
    2. To add multiple static IP addresses or ranges, repeat this step.