Virtual Routers

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.



View Virtual Routers


To view the list of virtual routers:

  1. Go to your Control Panel's Virtual Routers menu.
  2. The page that loads will show the list of virtual routers together with their details:
    • OS - the operating system of the virtual router

    • Label - the name of the virtual router

    • VIP - the icon that indicates whether the VIP status is enabled for the virtual router. If theicon is dimmed, the VIP status is not enabled. Click the icon to enable the VIP status for the virtual router

    • IP addresses - the IP address of the virtual router

    • Disk Size - the disk size of the virtual router in GB 

    • RAM - the amount of RAM allocated to the virtual router in MB

    • Backups - the number of backups and the space these backups take

    • User - the owner of this virtual router. Click the username to see the owner details.

    • Power - the power status of the virtual router that can be powered on or powered off

To view a particular virtual router details, click the label of a required virtual router.


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.