Virtual routers are appliances converted from the virtual servers based on KVM including OVA templates. Once converted, virtual routers preserve all the data and functionality of the virtual servers. Virtual routers provide the users with the possibility to manage their private SDN networks independently from the cloud owner. Virtual routers allow independent IP nets routing management and so save time spent on networking configuration. Also, they provide an additional level of security for private networks as all traffic inside SDN is isolated.


Convert Virtual Server to Virtual Router

Note that you cannot convert a virtual router to a virtual server.

To convert a virtual server to a router, do the following:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > CloudVirtual Servers menu.
  2. Click the Actions button next to the virtual server you want to convert to a router and select Convert to Virtual Router.
  3. Click the Convert button.

After the VS has been converted to a router, it disappears from the VSs list and is present in the routers' list at Control Panel > Cloud > Virtual Routers menu. Virtual routers preserve all the functionality of the virtual servers.


Assign IP Net to Router

Users can assign IP nets to virtual routers from their SDN networks

To assign IP net to a router:

  1. Go to your Control Panel's Virtual Routers menu.
  2. Click the label of the virtual router you're interested in.
  3. Click the Routing tab. The page that loads will show the list of already assigned IP nets and IP nets that you can assign. One IP net can be associated with one router.
  4. Click the "+" button next to the IP net you want to assign to a router.


Unassign IP Net from Router


To unassign IP net from a router:

  1. Go to your Control Panel's Virtual Routers menu.
  2. Click the label of the virtual router you're interested in.
  3. Click the Routing tab. The page that loads will show the list of already assigned IP nets and IP nets that you can assign. 
  4. Click the "-" button next to the IP net you want to unassign from a router.

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