Configuring and managing networks

Modified: 23 Feb 2017 17:59 UTC

Instructions on creating, configuring, and managing logical networks and logical network pools in Triton DataCenter

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What is a logical network?

Logical networks in Triton model core network configurations to enable Triton to define Virtual Network Interfaces and IP addresses for instances. Logical networks define the following:

Logical networks are associated with physical interfaces through the use of NIC tags. NIC tags are applied to a physical interface on a compute node and to logical networks. When an instance is provisioned the Virtual NICs are linked to the physical NIC based on the NIC tag. To learn more about managing NIC tags, please see NIC Tags

By default, there are three logical networks created during setup:

For more details on the admin, underlay, and external networks, see installing Triton.

Creating a new network

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Listing networks

Updating a Network

Deleting networks

What are logical network pools?

Logical network pools are collections of logical networks that can be used when provisioning instances. The goal behind logical network pools is to minimize any potential of running out of IPs quickly by grouping a set of logical networks together that a NIC can be provisioned from.

The order of logical networks in the networks property of a pool is important, as NAPI will use the order of logical networks specified to try to provision an IP until it succeeds (or until it runs out of logical networks).

The Operations Portal interface is used to create network pools.

Creating a network pool

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Editing or deleting a network pool