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
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.
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.
You can now choose to add a new connection to your Dynamic Data Centers.
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.
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.
1) Click on the Connectivity icon to manage connectivity items and/or create a bandwidth pool
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.
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:
Fill in the form and confirm with Submit Order
Note: Default route is 0.0.0.0/0.0.0.0