Connections

Once a Dynamic Data Center has been created you can add different types of connections (e.g. LAN-I, BNS, MSS-i, Storage Network and Internet) to this data center. This action merely takes a couple of minutes.

The following areas are shown under "Connections":

  • (1) Connectivity: MSS-i, LAN-I, Internet
  • (2) Bandwith Pools: Bandwith pools and IP addresses
  • (3) Swisscom Cloud Services connectivity: CP functionality (for e.g. BNS) and Dynamic Database network

(1) Connectivity

Add connection

Please remark, your LAN-I, MSSi networks first needs to be onboarded by Swisscom in order to be available for connection on any of your Dynamic Data Centers. If you want to add a LAN-I, BNS or MSSi network that you cannot find in the list of possible networks to connect your data center to, please create a request to Swisscom. If you already configured Internet connectivity for your DDC, the option "Internet" is not shown.

DDC add connection 1 In the main Site Homepage, click on the Connectivity icon of the correspondent DDC. You will then be presented with a list of available networks of your Dynamic Data Centers.

DDC add connection 2 You can now choose to add a new connection to your Dynamic Data Centers.

DDC add connection 3

Select the new type of connection that you want to add, and proceed as explained in Dynamic Data Center

If you want to add a LAN-I, BNS or MSSi network that you cannot find in the list of possible networks to connect to your Dynamic Data Centers, please place a request to Swisscom.

Modify internet connection

For modifying your internet connection please go through the steps mentioned above. In Step 2 click the modify icon of your internet connection.

DDC modify internet 1) Change the Internet Bandwidth setting by selecting the appropriate bandwidth from the dropdown menu.

2) Choose Add or Remove from the dropdown menu to add or remove IP addresses.

3) You can change the Edge Gateway configuration as described in Dynamic Data Center.

(2) Bandwith pools

Create and manage internet pools

For the case you want to provide dedicated bandwidth for a specific application (e.g. E-Mail, VPN, Citrix etc.) or for a bunch of public IPs, you can create additional bandwidth pools and assign your public IPs to it.

Create and manage internet pools 1) Click on the Connectivity icon to manage connectivity items and/or create a bandwidth pool

Create and manage internet pools 2 2) You can modify the name and bandwidth of an existing bandwidth pool by clicking on the icon, or add a new bandwidth pool and/or move specific public IP to it by clicking on the icon.

Note: The default Bandwidth pool has the same name as the network that was created during the order process for internet connectivity.

Create and manage internet pools 3 3) Select the IP Addresses which you want to move to another pool.

4) Choose whether you want to create a new pool or use an existing one to move the IP to

5) Enter a name for the new Pool and choose the bandwidth which should apply to it and submit the order

Note: If a bandwidth pool contains no IP addresses it is going to be deleted. If your VM is initiating a connection (e.g. you want to perform a speed test, or you’re connecting to another server), you need to configure an appropriate SNAT rule in vCloud Director first. This more-specific rule will override the default one, which was created during the order process for Internet connectivity.

Parallel applications (e.g. internet, VPN, etc.) and bandwidth pools

When configuring internet access, you should keep in mind which kind of applications will use this WAN connection. In special cases, parallel VM applications may disturb each other when using the same IP and the same bandwith pool (e.g. VPN tunnel from onpremise to DCS with additional internet access). Please ensure, that you configure different bandwith pools with appropriate bandwith rates to divide them between correponding IPs. By doing this, you may limit the amount of bandwith per IP and ensure sufficient bandwith for your applications.

(3) Swisscom Cloud Services Connectivity

In this section you can establish connectivity to several Swisscom Cloud Services. Please refer here for more information.

To create a connection point, proceed as follows:

After clicking on the connectivity icon of the respective DDC, choose Add connection point in the Swisscom Cloud Services Connectivity section

Add connection point

Fill in the form and choose between connection point types ENDPOINT and EXTRANET_HUB, please find more information about the connection point types here.

Fill in connection point form

To add a static route to your connection point, go the the respective connection point in your DDC and choose the icon as shown below:

Add static route form

Fill in the form and confirm with Submit Order

Fill in static route form

Note: Default route is 0.0.0.0/0.0.0.0

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