Cross VDC Networks

Cross virtual data center networking is introduced in vCloud Director 9.5. Сross-virtual data center networks enable organizations to group up to four virtual data centers and configure stretched layer 2 networks in each group. Сross-virtual data center networks are imported from vCD to OnApp CP both as a network zone and as an Org network within this zone. Importing сross-virtual data center networks as network zones enables administrators to configure billing for their usage.

On your Control Panel, you can create and manage cross VDC networks and use them to deploy a vApp. In this document, you can find information on how to manage cross VDC networks and network zones. 


View Cross VDC Networks Imported as Network Zones



To view cross VDC networks imported as network zones, follow the next steps:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > Admin > Settings.
  2. Click the Network Zones icon. The screen that appears will show all network zones with the following details:
    • Label - the name of the network zone
    • Zone type - cross VDC networks belong to the VPC Server Zone
    • Location group - the location group with which the network zone is associated

To view the list of networks assigned to the zone, click the zone label. 


View Cross VDC Networks Imported as Networks



To view cross VDC networks imported as networks, follow the next steps:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > Admin > Settings.
  2. Click the Networks button and switch to the Org tab.
  3. The screen that appears shows the list of all organization networks, including cross VDC networks with the following details:
    • Label - the name of the network
    • Edge Gateway - the edge gateway associated with the network
    • Gateway Address - the IP address of the gateway
    • Network Mask - the mask of the network
    • Resource Pool Owner - the resource pool associated with the network
    • User Group - the organization associated with the org network

      When you click a cross VDC network label, you can see the following information: 
    • Label - the name of the network
    • Status - the status of the network
    • Type - the type of the network that is Cross VDC
    • Edge Gateway - the edge gateway associated with the network
    • Gateway Address - the IP address of the gateway
    • Network Mask - the IP address of the network mask
    • Use gateway DNS - whether gateway DNS is applied to the network or not
    • Primary DNS - the IP address of the primary domain name system (DNS) server
    • Secondary DNS - the IP address of the secondary domain name system (DNS) server
    • Shared - whether this organization network is shared or not
    • Resource Pool Owner - the resource pool associated with the network
    • IP Nets - the list of available IP nets with the following details 
      • IP Address - the list of IP addresses included into the IP Net
      • Assigned - the status that indicated whether IP addresses are assigned to VS
      • VS - the virtual servers to which IP addresses are assigned


Create Cross VDC Network



To create a cross VDC network, follow the next steps:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > Cloud > Cross VDC Networks.
  2. Click New Cross VDC Network and provide the following details:
    • Label - the name of the network
    • VDC Group the group associated with the network
    • Gateway CIDR - the network Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR) setting in the format network_gateway_IP_address/subnet_prefix_length 
  3. Click Create to apply the settings. 

After you create the cross VDC network, a corresponding Org network is created that you can use to provision a vApp. 


Edit Cross VDC Network



To edit a cross VDC network, follow the next steps:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > Cloud > Cross VDC Networks.
  2. Click the Actions icon and click Edit.
  3. You can edit a Label of the network.
  4. Click Save to apply the settings. 


Delete Cross VDC Network



To delete a cross VDC network, follow the next steps:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > Cloud > Cross VDC Networks.
  2. Click the Actions icon and click Delete.
  3. Click OK to confirm the deletion.

When you delete a cross VDC network, the corresponding Org network is also deleted.