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The name of the external or unmanaged VLAN. The name can contain VLAN with up to 128 characters

IPv6Mark this checkbox to To create an IPv6 network. See Create External IPv6 Networks, select this checkbox
StrictFor IPv6 networks only. If you select Strict, Abiquo will automatically generate EUI64 IP addresses and you will not be able to manually generate them

Net. Address

The network address of the VLAN as created by the Network Administrator

Netmask (CIDR)

The network mask with an integer value between 16 and in CIDR format. The value can be from 16 to 30 inclusive


The gateway of the network. Make sure the gateway is It must be an IP address inside the range defined by the network address and the network mask


the tag supplied by the Network Administrator and check its availabilityThe tag to use for this VLAN


Click to check Check tag availability for all the racks of the Abiquo datacenter.

  • Green: tag available
  • Yellow: tag in use by other networks, but you can still use it. E.g. external or public network
  • Red: tag not available because it is not assigned in Abiquo for use on the rack.

    You should define a VLAN with the same tag on all racks. Green = available, Yellow = in use, Red = unavailable

    Network service typeChoose Select the Network Service Type, which represents a Network Interface on the hypervisors. Configure Network Service Types when you configure physical machines.


    Mark this checkbox if Select to create an unmanaged network, when you will manage IP addresses outside Abiquo


    Required field. You must click browse and choose an Select the owner enterprise that will use the external or unmanaged VLAN will be assigned to.

    DeviceOptional: to To manage IP addresses with a network virtualization system, select the Abiquo device that defines this system. The IP addresses of this network will be managed by the selected network virtualization system and may be assigned using its DHCP service. Ensure that virtual machines Ensure that VMs deployed on this network allow traffic to the appropriate ports for a DHCP connection.the virtualization system's connection, e.g. DHCP

    Primary DNS

    The IP address of the Primary DNS server

    Secondary DNS

    The IP address of the Secondary DNS server

    DNS suffix

    The default DNS suffix

    RestrictedSelect Restricted so that when users edit VMs, only those users with Mark this checkbox to create a Restricted network. To work with IPs in a restricted network, users require the privileges to Attach NICs in restricted networks and/or Detach NICs from restricted networks can work with IPs in these networks
    Excluded from firewallSelect Excluded from firewall to define a network where VM firewalls will not apply

    Static Routes

    Click "Manage" Select the Define checkbox to add and modify static routes for external networks only. See Configure static routes for external networks