When you build a virtual data center in vCloud Air, the service automatically creates an isolated network and a routed network for you. Here, we take a look at how a virtual machine is connected to the isolated network.
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Specifically, we talk about the following basics for isolated networking:
To view the settings for the isolated network:
3. Click the Networks tab to see the default isolated network.
To view the virtual machines deployed on the isolated network:
2. From the pull-down menu, select View & Edit Details.
3. Click the virtual machine’s Networks tab to review its information.
4. Click Virtual Data Center Details to go back to the main virtual data center screen.
5. Click the Networks tab to go back to the isolated network for this virtual data center.
To view all the services already set up on the isolated network:
The IP Mode is a setting that lets you choose how the IP address should be assigned to a virtual machine. To set the IP Mode:
|IP Mode Option||Origin of IP Address|
|DHCP||The IP address will be assigned from a DHCP range, with the Edge Gateway actually working as a DHCP router. In this example, DHCP range is .101 through .254.|
|Static - IP Pool||The virtual machine will take an IP address from the range specified in the network. In this example, the IP range is from .2 through .100.|
|Static - Manual||The administrator types in a specific address.|
4. Still in the vCloud Director UI, return to the Org VDC Networks tab, select the default isolated network, and then click Properties.
5. Click the Network Specification tab and review the information.