Virtual Networks

Objective

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.


Prerequisites

The following prerequisite applies:


Configuration

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 System namespace, select Manage -> Networking -> Virtual Networks.

Virtual Networks
Figure: Virtual Networks

  • Click Add virtual network.
Step 2: Configure Virtual Network.
  • In the Name field, enter the name of the Virtual Network object.
  • In the Labels field, optionally select a key-value pair for the object.
  • From the Select Type of Network drop-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.

Virtual Network Configuration
Figure: Virtual Network Configuration

  • Under the Static Routes section, click Add item to configure a new static route for this Virtual Network.
  • After you finish, click Save and Exit.
Step 3: View the Virtual Network object information.

Click > to view the Virtual Network object's JSON data.

View Virtual Network Object Information
Figure: View Virtual Network Object Information