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Display NAT rules

When the Network Address Translation (NAT) integration is available in your environment, to display NAT IPs and NAT rules:
  1. Go to Virtual datacenters → select virtual datacenterNetworkNAT

To display NAT rules for a VM:

  1. Go to Virtual datacenters → select VM → go to VM control panel → select NAT

To manage or display NAT rules for a VM:

  1. Go to Virtual datacenters → edit VM → Networks → NAT

Create a NAT rule for DNAT

To enable VMs outside your VDC to connect to a VM with a private IP address, after you obtain a NAT IP, create a destination NAT rule, which is also called a DNAT rule. 

To create a DNAT rule:

  1. Go to Virtual datacenters → Virtual appliances → edit VM
  2. If your VM does not yet have an IP, go to Network → NICs and add a private IP
  3. Go to Network → DNAT
  4. Click the + add button on the top right-hand side of the tab
  5. Enter the details of the DNAT rule

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  6. Click Add
  7. Save the VM

Create a NAT rule for SNAT

To send outgoing traffic through a NAT IP that is not the default one, add an additional SNAT rule with these steps:

To create an SNAT rule:

  1. Go to Virtual datacenters → Virtual appliances → edit VM
  2. If your VM does not yet have an IP, go to NetworkNICs and add a private IP
  3. Go to Network → SNAT
  4. Click the + add button on the top right-hand side of the tab
  5. Enter the addresses of the SNAT rule

    FieldDescription
    OriginalSelect the IP that is attached to the VM
    Translated (NAT IP)

    Select the IP address for outgoing connections

  6. Click Add
  7. Save the VM

Use a NAT IP for a load balancer

To use a NAT IP address as a public IP address for a load balancer:

  1. Use the virtual datacenter's NAT IP address or obtain an additional NAT IP address. See Obtain an additional NAT IP address for a virtual datacenter
  2. Create the load balancer and select the NAT IP

The platform will automatically create a NAT rule to match the port mappings of the routing rule of the load balancer.

Obtain an additional NAT IP for your virtual datacenter

In addition to the NAT IP address assigned to the virtual datacenter, you can obtain NAT IP addresses for creating additional NAT rules.

To obtain an additional NAT IP address:

  1. Go to Virtual datacenters Network → NAT
  2. Click the + add button on the top right-hand side of the screen
  3. Select the NAT network and click Accept

The platform will reserve an IP address and allocate it to your virtual datacenter.

You can then use the NAT IP address as the public IP address for a load balancer or to provide access to a private IP address.

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