vCD Organization Networks

vCloud Director organization networks enable communication between vApps within a vCloud Director organization. You can view, create, edit and delete vCloud Director Organization networks using OnApp. Any changes that you make via OnApp regarding Organization networks are synchronized with vCloud Director and vice versa.

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


View Organization Networks



To view the list of Organization networks, go to Control Panel left navigation pane vCloud > Org Networks menu. The page that loads shows the list of vCloud Director Organization networks and their details:

  • Label - the name of the network
  • Edge Gateway - the edge gateway associated with the network. Click this label to view the details of the edge gateway.
  • Gateway Address - the IP address of the gateway
  • Network Mask - mask of the network
  • Resource Pool Owner - the resource pool associated with the network. Click this label to view the details of the resource pool.
  • User Group - the organization associated with the organization network

Click the "+" button at the top of the screen, and you will be redirected to the vCD UI, where you can add the organization network.

Click the Organization network label to view its details:

  • Label - the name of the network
  • Status - the status of the network, whether it is switched on or not.
  • Type - the type of the network. It can be routed, isolated or direct.
  • Edge Gateway - the edge gateway associated with the network. Click this label to view the details of the edge gateway.
  • Gateway address - the IP address of the gateway
  • Network mask - IP of the network mask
  • Use gateway DNS - whether gateway DNS is applied to the network or not
  • Primary DNS - IP address of the primary domain name system (DNS) server
  • Secondary DNS - IP address of the secondary domain name system (DNS) server
  • Shared - whether this organization network is shared or not
  • Owner - the resource pool associated with the network. Click this label to view the details of the resource pool.


Create Organization Network



Ensure that Org Networks permissions are on before creating an org network. Depending on the assigned permissions, you can create all types of org networks, or only certain org network type(s) - direct, routed or isolated.

To create an organization network:

  1. Go to Control Panel left navigation pane vCloud > Org Networks menu.
  2. Click the + button.
  3. On the screen that appears, fill in the organization network creation form:

      • Label - specify a name for the organization network
      • Organization - an organization to which the network will be connected (appears by default and can not be changed)
      • Resource Pool - choose a resource pool to which the network will be connected
      • Network Type - choose a type of the organization network.  Depending on the type selected, the options will differ:

    Direct

      • Shared - move the slider to the right to make this network shared
      • External Network - choose an external network from the drop-down list

    Routed 

      • Shared - move the slider to the right to make this network shared
      • Edge Gateway - choose an edge gateway to which the network will be connected
      • Network Address - specify a network address (CIDR address format with gateway address)
      • User Gateway DNS - move the slider to the right if the selected edge gateway has configured DNS. Otherwise fill in DNS Addresses and DNS Suffix fields.
      • DNS Addresses - specify DNS IP Address
      • DNS Suffix - specify DNS suffix
      • Static IP Pools -  specify start/end IP addresses. To add more than one line, click the + button

    Isolated

      • Shared - move the slider to the right to make this network shared
      • Network Address - specify a network address (CIDR address format with gateway address)
      • DNS Addresses - specify DNS IP Address
      • DNS Suffix - specify DNS suffix
      • Static IP Pools - specify start/end IP addresses. To add more than one line, click the + button

  4. Click the Submit button.


Edit Organization Network



To edit an organization network:

  1. Go to Control Panel left navigation pane vCloud > Org Networks menu.
  2. Click the Actions button next to the organization network you want to edit, then click Edit. 
  3. On the screen that appears, edit the necessary parameters:
      • Label - specify a name for the organization network
      • Shared - move the slider to the right to make this network shared
      • Use Gateway DNS - move the slider to the right to use gateway DNS. Otherwise fill in the following parameters:
        • DNS Addresses - specify DNS IP Address
        • DNS Suffix - specify DNS suffix
        Static IP Pools (applicable for isolated and routed org networks)
      • Start IP - specify start IP address
      • End IP - specify end IP address
        Click the "+" button to  add several IP pools.
  4. Click the Submit button.

Delete Organization Network




To delete an Organization network:

  1. Go to Control Panel left navigation pane vCloud > Org Networks menu.
  2. The page that loads shows the list of vCloud Director Organization networks.
  3. Click the Actions button next to the network you want to delete and click Delete. You will be asked for confirmation before the network is deleted.