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Define static routes

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The name of the external

or unmanaged VLAN. The name can contain

VLAN with up to 128 characters

Mark this checkbox to
To create an IPv6 network
. See Create External IPv6 Networks
, select this checkbox
StrictFor IPv6 networks only. If you select Strict, the platform will automatically generate EUI64 IP addresses.

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 30 inclusive

in CIDR format. For IPv4, the value can be from 16 to 30 inclusive, and for IPv6, enter a value of 64, 56, or 48


The gateway of the network

. Make sure the gateway is an IP address inside the

, which must be within the range defined by the network address and the network mask


Enter the tag supplied by the Network Administrator and check its availability

The tag to use for this network, e.g. VLAN tag

Click to check

Check tag availability for all


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.

    datacenter as you should define each network with the same tag on all racks. Green = available, Yellow = in use, Red = unavailable

    Network service type
    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


    will be assigned to.

    Optional: to
    To manage IP addresses with a network virtualization system, select the
    device that defines this system
    . You must have pre-created this external network directly
    this virtualization system. The IP addresses of this network will be managed by the selected network virtualization system and may be assigned using its DHCP service. You may need to ensure that virtual machines
    the cloud platform. VMs deployed on this network must allow traffic to the appropriate ports for
    a DHCP connection.
    the virtualization system's connection, e.g. DHCP

    Primary DNS

    Address of the Primary DNS server

    Secondary DNS

    Address of the Secondary DNS server

    DNS suffix

    The default DNS suffix

    Mark this checkbox to restrict this
    Select to create a Restricted network so that
    when editing VMs, only
    require the privileges to Attach NICs in restricted networks and/or Detach NICs from restricted networks
    can work with IPs in these networks

    Static Routes

    Click "Manage"
    Excluded from firewallSelect Excluded from firewall to define a network where VM firewall policies will not apply

    Static Routes

    Select the Define checkbox to add and modify static routes

    for external networks only. See Configure static routes for external networks