Create Provider Network

When you create a provider network, you must specify the details of the physical network configuration that the provider network utilizes.

You must be an administrator to perform this operation.

To create a provider network, follow the steps given below.

  1. Log in to Clarity.
  2. Click Networks in the left panel.
  3. Click the Networks tab.
  4. Click Create New Network seen on the top right corner. Create Provider Network
  5. Select Provider Network as the Network Type.
  6. Enter the Network Name.
  7. Select the Admin state to start the network in. If you select UP, the network state is up. If you select DOWN, the network state is down.
  8. Select the tenant to which the network is available.
  9. Select the provider network type.
If you select VXLAN as provider network type, you must specify the VXLAN ID.
If you select VLAN as provider network type, you must specify the VLAN ID.
  10. Select the physical network that the provider network utilizes.
  11. Select the shared check box if you want to make the network accessible across all tenants in your OpenStack cloud.
  12. Click Next.
  13. Click the Create a subnet now check box if you want to create a subnet.
  14. Enter the following details if you want to create a subnet. This is an optional step.
    Field Description
    Subnet name Name of the subnet
    Network Address (CIDR) Network address of the subnet
    IP version Version of IP protocol selected. Currently only IPv4 is supported, hence IPv4 is the default value.
    Gateway IP IP address through which devices outside the network can be accessed.
  15. Click Disable Gateway if you want to keep the subnet private.
  16. Click Next.
  17. Select the enable DCHP text box if you wish to enable DHCP addressing.
  18. Enter the allocation pools from which new IP addresses can be allocated.
Enter the allocation pool in the following format -.
  19. Enter DNS name server addresses, if applicable.
  20. Enter the host and subnet routes in the format destination_CIDR, next hop. If there are multiple entries in the route, enter each entry on a new line. Give an example
  21. Click Next.
  22. Review the configuration details and then click Create if all details have been correctly entered.

A provider network is created with the specifications mentioned in the provider network configuration.