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Creating a Virtual Network with OpenStack Contrail

 

You can create virtual networks in Contrail Networking from the OpenStack. The following procedure shows how to create a virtual network when using OpenStack.

  1. To create a virtual network when using OpenStack Contrail, select Project > Network > Networks. The Networks page is displayed. See Figure 1.
    Figure 1: Networks Page
    Networks Page
  2. Click Create Network. The Create Network window is displayed. See Figure 2 and Figure 3.
    Figure 2: Create Networks
    Create Networks
    Figure 3: Subnet and Gateway Details
    Subnet and Gateway Details
  3. Click the Network and Subnet tabs to complete the fields in the Create Network window. See field descriptions in Table 1.

    Table 1: Create Network Fields

    Field

    Description

    Network Name

    Enter a name for the network.

    Subnet Name

    Enter a name for the subnetwork.

    Network Address

    Enter the network address in CIDR format.

    IP Version*

    Select IPv4 or IPv6.

    Gateway IP

    Optionally, enter an explicit gateway IP address for the IP address block. Check the Disable Gateway box if no gateway is to be used.

  4. Click the Subnet Details tab to specify the Allocation Pool, DNS Name Servers, and Host Routes.
    Figure 4: Additional Subnet Attributes
    Additional Subnet Attributes
  5. To save your network, click Create , or click Cancel to discard your work and start over.