Manage vCD Edge Gateways

A vCloud Director edge gateway is a virtual router for organization VDC (Virtual Data Center) networks. An Edge Gateway provides a routed connection between an organization VDC network and an external network. 

An Edge Gateway can support up to ten interfaces. These interfaces are categorized as uplinks when they connect to an external network and internal interfaces when they connect to an organization VDC network. 

This functionality is available for users with the vCloud Organization Administrator role.

View Edge Gateways



To view edge gateways:

  1. Go to your Control Panel's Edge Gateways menu.
  2. The page that loads will show the list of VSs together with their: 
    • Label - the name of the edge gateway
    • External address - external firewall IP
    • User group - the user group with which the edge gateway is associated
    • Organization - the organization with which the edge gateway is associated
    • Resource pool - the resource pool with which the edge gateway is associated
    • Status - power status, active or inactive


View Edge Gateway Details


To view details of a specific edge gateway:

  1. Go to your Control Panel's Edge Gateways menu.
  2. Choose the specific Edge Gateways's label. Click the Overview tab to see the following information:
    • Label - the name of the edge gateway
    • Description - additional info about the edge gateway
    • Resource Pool - the resource pool with which the edge gateway is associated
    • Organization - the organization with which the edge gateway is associated
    • User Group - the user group with which the edge gateway is associated
    • Edge Gateway Configuration - configuration type of the edge gateway 
    • High Availability - whether high availability option is enabled for this edge gateway or not
    • Use default route for dns relay- whether default route for dns relay is used or not 
  3. Also at this page you will see the following information about external network interfaces, to which this edge gateway is connected:
    • Label - the label of the network
    • Gateway address - the IP address of the gateway
  4. Click the Firewall ServiceNat ServiceVPN Service tabs for the respective actions.
  5. By clicking the Manage Services button you will be redirected to the vCloud Director where you can manage appropriate edge gateway services if needed.


Edit Edge Gateways



Whether you want to change an edge gateway or its components, be sure to select the corresponding action. If you want to edit an edge gateway choose the Edit action. For other components, select among such actions as Edit External Networks, Edit Default Gateway, Edit IP Settings or Edit Rate Limits.

To edit edge gateway:

  1. Go to your Control Panel's Edge Gateways menu.
  2. Click the Actions icon next to the edge gateway you want to edit, then choose the action from the list.
  3. Edit the necessary parameters:

Edit Edge Gateway

    • Label - change the label of edge gateway
    • Description - specify additional info about edge gateway
    • Edge Gateway Configuration - this field cannot be edited, it is set during edge gateway creation
    • High Availability - tick the checkbox to enable high availability option for this edge gateway

Edit External Networks
                     Select the external network from the drop-down list

Edit Default Gateway

    • Configure default gateway - move this slider to the left to enable automatic configuration of the default gateway
    • Default gateway - select the default gateway from the drop-down list
    • Use default gateway for DNS relay - move this slider to the right to use default gateway for DNS relay 

Edit IP Settings 

    • Participate - move this slider to the right to assign IP address for each of the subnets. You may choose not to participate in a given subnet.
    • Auto IP assignment - move this slider to the left to indicate the IP address manually. 
    • IP address - indicate the IP address

Edit Rate Limits 

    • Enable rate limits - move this slider to the right to enable the inbound and outbound rate limits
    • Incoming rate limit - indicate the inbound rate limit in megabits per second. The default value is 100. The minimal value is 0,001 Mb/s.
    • Outgoing rate limit - indicate the outbound rate limit in megabits per second. The default value is 100. The minimal value is 0,001 Mb/s. 

       4. Click the Submit button.



Delete Edge Gateways



To delete edge gateway:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > Cloud > Edge Gateways menu.
  2. Click the Actions icon next to the edge gateway you want to remove, then choose Delete
  3. Confirm the deletion.


Advanced Edge Gateway Services



Starting with OnApp 5.4, you can manage advanced edge gateway services.  You can check whether an edge gateway is advanced using Edge Gateways API requests (advanced edge gateway has the advanced_enabled parameter set to 'true').

Ensure that the Manage Advanced Edge Gateway Services permission is on before managing advanced edge gateway services. For more information refer to the List of all OnApp Permissions section of the Administration guide.

To manage advanced edge gateway services:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > Cloud > Edge Gateways menu.
  2. Choose the specific Edge Gateways's label. Click the Services tab. You will be redirected to the vCloud Director where you can manage appropriate advanced edge gateway services. For more information refer to the vCloud Director documentation.