How to create a “Private Virtual Network”?

Login to your cloud dashboard with userid / password provided in an email.

(IMPORTANT: Dashboard uses features from HTML5, please use browser that fully supports HTML5. Some examples are Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera).

dashboard_login

  1. In dashboard, expand “Network” from left navigation menu.

    dashboard_panel_network
  2. Select “Networks“, then click “+ Create Network
    • Provide your network a name (Recommended name is XX-Network-ABC where XX are tenant initials, and ABC defines the network zone like DMZ, APP, UTIL, DATA, etc.), click “Next“.

      dashboard_network_panel_create_network_form_name
    • Provide Subnet Name (XX-Subnet-ABC), Network Address (some private range can be 10.x.x.x, 172.x.x.x, 100.x.x.x), it is recommend to use /24 or smaller range, leave IP Version to IPv4, and leave Gateway IP blank, then click “Next“.

      dashboard_network_panel_create_network_form_subnet
    • Leave “Enable DHCP” if you plan to have your virtual machines automatically get IP addresses. Allocation pool should be within the range from previous step, DNS Name Servers can be 8.8.8.8 & 8.8.4.4 (or if you have your own within your private network), leave host routes blank, and click “Create“.


  3. Your cloud network is now created but not connected to any routers. Go back to “Routers” tab on left and click on “XX-Router-N” or the name of your router under Name column.

    dashboard_panel_network_router_list
  4. Click on “+ Add Interface” to create a virtual port on router to connect to network created in step 4.


    • Subnet – Select the subnet created in step 4.
    • IP Address is optional, as it is automatically assigned by the system, unless you need custom gateway addresses.
    • Click “Add interface“, and refresh the page to make sure Status of newly created interface changes to “ACTIVE“.

      dashboard_network_panel_router_add_interface_form
  5. Congratulations, you have successfully created a private network in the cloud, and connected it to your router, that is connected to external network. You can visually see this by clicking on “Network Topology” on left navigation menu.

    dashboard_network_panel_network_topology
  6. Do you need more than one network? Just follow the same steps to create additional networks.
  • Great Article! Thanks!!!

  • David

    About “refresh the page to make sure Status of newly created interface changes to “ACTIVE“”, mine stays DOWN for already some hours ? any idea to solve it ?

    • Liran

      same here anyone slove it ? pls help

  • Liran

    About “refresh the page to make sure Status of newly created interface changes to “ACTIVE“”, mine stays DOWN for already some hours ? any idea to solve it ?

  • Lee

    About “refresh the page to make sure Status of newly created interface changes to “ACTIVE“”, mine stays DOWN for already some hours ? any idea to solve it ?

  • Nainggolan S

    In this tutorial, it is said that I have to select Networks menu, and there should already be a “Cloud External Network” in the
    list, but in my list there is empty.
    Why it is empty ? How can I solve this problem ?

    Thanks.

    • Vineet Anand Jha

      Even i am facing the same problem

    • lol123xb

      I figured it out and you probably have too, but all you need to do is press “Set gateway” on your router that you have created and click the dropdown menu and there should be the “Cloud External Network”. Now you should be a-okay :).

    • lol123xb

      I figured it out and you probably have too, but all you need to do is press “Set gateway” on your router that you have created and click the dropdown menu and there should be the “Cloud External Network”. Now you should be a-okay :).

  • Vineet Anand Jha

    In this tutorial, it is said that I have to select Networks menu, and there should already be a “Cloud External Network” in the
    list, but in my list there is empty.
    Why it is empty ? How can I solve this problem ?

    • lol123xb

      I figured it out and you probably have too, but all you need to do is press “Set gateway” on your router that you have created and click the dropdown menu and there should be the “Cloud External Network”. Now you should be a-okay 🙂

      • Bonar Aska

        On “Network Topology”, it showed that my router is connected to “Cloud External Network” : http://imgur.com/B76aUVZ

        But, still no Cloud External Network listed on Networks tab: http://imgur.com/Ckfob1H

        Have been set my virtual router as a gateway.

        Can you help?

        • lol123xb

          http://prntscr.com/9mmp74

          The “Cloud External Network” is not listed in the Networks tab. It is listed in the Routers tab where “Set Gateway” is located. Just press the button and then click on the dropdown menu and it should appear there.

          • Bonar Aska

            Yes, it appeared there. But what I’ve worried about, occur. My instance doesn’t have internet connection. How can I update it without internet?

            http://i.imgur.com/kdpEZBt.png

            Just curious, have you tried to ping or something else to test your instance’s internet connection before replying?

        • lol123xb

          http://prntscr.com/9mmp74

          The “Cloud External Network” is not listed in the Networks tab. It is listed in the Routers tab where “Set Gateway” is located. Just press the button and then click on the dropdown menu and it should appear there.

  • Umesh Thapa

    i am unable to create sub net can u help me personally.

    • Suhas H

      Its very easy to create the subnet. Google it on how to create the subnet.

  • James

    I have created a router pointing to the ‘Cloud External Network’ but I’ve still nothing showing up under the network tab?

  • hossam

    hello , why i dont have router in my account so i cant get any connection in instance

  • lakith sandeepa

    Hey guys how to use that vps for mta sa server?

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  • Jordan

    i get an error saying, The subnet in the Network Address is too small (/32).