This guide looks at how to connect a virtual machine on vCloud Air to the Internet. Specifically, it shows you how to verify networking and configure the gateway so that virtual machines are accessible from the Internet.
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To make sure the virtual machine is on the right network:
3. Click the Virtual Machines tab to see the available virtual machines.
4. To verify that the virtual machine has Internet access, select View & Edit details from its pull-down menu.
5. Click the virtual machine’s Networks tab to review its information.
To make a virtual machine accessible from the Internet, you need to configure the gateway by setting both a destination NAT and a firewall rule that allows traffic through. This can be done in the vCloud Air UI or in the vCloud Director UI. In this example, we use the vCloud Director UI.
Set a Destination NAT
To allow Internet traffic to reach the virtual machine, a NAT rule must be created between the external Gateway IP address and the virtual machine IP address. This is known as a Destination NAT. To set a destination NAT in the vCloud Director UI:
Set Firewall Rules
To set a firewall rule to allow traffic through the gateway: