This guide provides instructions on how to create a Virtual Network using the guided wizard in VoltConsole. For more information on a Volterra Site, see Volterra Site.
A Virtual Network is an isolated L3 network. A Virtual Network can contain one or more IP subnets. Network elements in a virtual network (interface, host, listener, etc.) can talk to each other directly.
Two virtual networks can have overlapping IP address spaces. If two networks are connected directly, then they will have to guarantee unique IP addressing.
A Virtual Network is also used to configure static routes, either to inject and advertise them via Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), or to statically route to specific networks from this Virtual Network.
Using the instructions provided in this guide, you can create a Virtual Network and set up a static route from this network.
The following prerequisite applies:
The following video shows the virtual network configuration:
Create a Virtual Network
Perform the following steps:
Step 1: Start Virtual Network object creation.
- Log into VoltConsole.
- From the
Add virtual network.
Step 2: Configure Virtual Network.
- In the
Namefield, enter the name of the Virtual Network object.
- In the
Labelsfield, optionally select a key-value pair for the object.
Select Type of Networkdrop-down menu, select the network type that this Virtual Network object belongs to:
Global Network: Network to extend to other sites, like L3 virtual routing and forwarding (VRF).
Site Local (Outside) Network: Your outside network.
Site Local Inside Network: Your inside network.
- Under the
Static Routessection, click
Add itemto configure a new static route for this Virtual Network.
- After you finish, click
Save and Exit.
Step 3: View the Virtual Network object information.
> to view the Virtual Network object's JSON data.