Create and Manage Networks

Networks provide your virtual servers with Internet access. In OnApp you can create, edit and delete networks. You can also Create and Manage IP Nets in the networks you add to your cloud.

Shared Networks are the default type of network in OnApp where a user receives an IP address on the network they have access to.


Create Network


To add a new network:

  1. Go to your Control Panel's Settings menu.
  2. Click the Networks icon. The page that loads shows the shared networks in your cloud. For information on how to add other types of networks refer to Organization Networks and Create and Manage vApp Networks.
  3. Click the Add New Network button at the end of the network list.
  4. On the screen that follows, specify the following network details:
  • Label - choose a name for the network

  • VLAN - fill in a VLAN number. The VLAN field only needs to be given a value if you are tagging the IP addresses you will add to this network with a VLAN ID (IEEE 802.1Q). If you plan to tag IP addresses in this way, you need to make sure the link to the public interface on the compute resources is a trunked network port. If you are not VLAN tagging addresses, this field can be left blank and the public port on the compute resource can be an access port. You can also enter a VXLAN segment ID which will in tern create the VXLAN wire across the compute resources.
  • Network group - assign the network to a network zone. When you add a network to a network zone, the network inherits the zone's type. It will be possible to move such a network only to a network zone of the same type. For more information refer to Zone Types.
  • Type - the type of the network, select Shared Network - the default type of network in OnApp where a user receives an IP address when users receive an IP address on the network they have access to.

5. Click the Submit button to finish.



Edit Network


To change the name, VLAN or network zone of an existing network:

  1. Go to your Control Panel's Settings menu.
  2. Click the Networks icon. The page that loads shows the shared networks in your cloud.
  3. Click the Actions icon next to the network you want to change, then click Edit.
  4. On the screen that follows, change the details of the network:
    • Label - the name of the network
    • VLAN - a VLAN number. The VLAN field only needs to be given a value if you are tagging the IP addresses you will add to this network with a VLAN ID (IEEE 802.1Q). If you plan to tag IP addresses in this way, you need to make sure the link to the public interface on the Compute resources is a trunked network port. If you are not VLAN tagging addresses, this field can be left blank and the public port on the Compute resource can be an access port. You cannot edit this parameter for Org networks.
    • Network Zone - you can re-assign the network to another network zone. It is possible to move networks only between network zones of the same type. For more information refer to Zone Types. You cannot edit this parameter for Org networks.
    • Shared - whether this parameter is shared or not. This parameter is applicable only for Org networks.
  5. Click the Update button to save the changes.


Delete Network


Before deleting a network, please, ensure that it is detached from compute zone and compute resources.

To delete an existing network, so it is no longer available as a cloud resource:

  1. Go to your Control Panel's Settings menu.
  2. Click the Networks icon. The page that loads shows the shared networks in your cloud.
  3. Click the Actions icon next to the network you want to remove, then click Delete. You will be asked for confirmation before the network is deleted.