Cloud Lab-38: vCloud Director Organizations- “Create Organization vDC Networks”

In previous posts, i have configured vCloud Organizations foundation. In other words a cloud provider configured resources for different consumers which we called organizations, according to their demands . In my lab, I have two consumers (Organizations), which have configured for certain resources according to their demands in vCloud Director Foundation part. Now, its job of the Organization admins to the manage these resources according to their organization needs. 

In today’s post, lets start as an Organization point of view to see, how to configure and manage each organization resources in cloud environments .

LAB-38 TASKS

In this Lab we will perform following tasks

  1. Configuration logical design of Organization vDCs Netwroks for our first Organization “SkyNet”
  2. Create Organization vDC networks for our first Organization “SkyNet”
  3. Configuration logical design of Organization vDCs Netwroks for our second Organization “HITech”
  4. Create Organization vDC networks for our second Organization “HITech”

1-Configuration logical design of Organization vDC networks for our fist Organization “SkyNet”

Our First task as an organization admin in the vCloud director is to configured Organization Virtual Data Center networks. you should follow the below table logical design guidelines to create different Organization vDC networks under each Organization vDCs of our first Consumer (Organization) named “Skynet”.  

if you don’t know,What are the different Organization vDC network types and their purpose in vCloud Director. you should read my post “Cloud Resources and Logical Design”.

Org VDC Name VDC Network Type IP Range Gateway Edge Device Name / External Network Name OrgVDC Network Name
SkyNet-Prod-OrgVDC Organization Isolated 192.168.31.2-192.168.31.50 192.168.31.1   SkyNet-Prod-Org-Network
Organization Routed 192.168.32.2-192.168.32.50 192.168.32.1 SkyNet-Prod-Edge SkyNet-Prod-Org-Routed
Organization Direct   External Public SkyNet-Prod-Org-Direct
SkyNet-Dev-OrgVDC Organization Isolated 192.168.41.2-192.168.41.50 192.168.41.1   SkyNet-Dev-Org-Network
Organization Direct   External Public SkyNet-Dev-Org-Direct

For quick recall, above table have the Organization vDCs, which, i had created in my post  vCloud Director Foundation- “Organization vDCs Configuration”

2-Create Organization vDC networks for our first Organization “SkyNet”

To Create Org vDC Networks for our first Organization “Skynet”, according to above table logical design guidelines.

There are two Organization vDCs under “SkyNet” Organization and our task as a SkyNet administrator to create following OrgvDC Networks under each Org vDC.

1-SkyNet-Prod-OrgVDC

  • SkyNet-Prod-Org-Network (Isolated)
  • SkyNet-Prod-Org-Routed
  • SkyNet-Prod-Org-Direct

2-SkyNet-Dev-OrgVDC

  • SkyNet-Dev-Org-Network (Isolated)
  • SkyNet-Dev-Org-Direct

To start creating the SkyNet Organization vDC Network, first login to organization as an administrative at following vCloud Director Organization URL https://vcloud.vmlab.com/cloud/org/SkyNet

1-SkyNet-Prod-OrgVDC

From “vCloud Director Home” Screen -> Manage & Monitor -> Organization -> Click On Organization “SkyNet” 

In Organization “Skynet”-> Click Administration Tab > Virtual Datacenters->Select OrgvDC “SkyNet-Prod-OrgVDC” -> Click on “Org vDC Network” Tab

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From Org VDC Network Tab -> Click on “+” Green Sign

1-Create Isolated Organization Network

Select first option “Create isolated network within this virtual datacenter” -> Click “Next”

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Enter and add the IP range which will be used for organization isolated network .in my case it is 192.168.31.2 – 192.168.31.50 -> Click “Next”

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Enter the Org Network Name “SkyNet-Prod-Org-Network” -> Click “Next”

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Review the configuration summary -> Click “Finish”

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2-Create Routed Organization Network

Repeat the same steps as i did in first OrgvDC Network.But this type choose 2nd option Routed Network behind the firewall and select the firewall “SkyNet-Prod-Edge”> Click “Next”

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NOTE: This network type is only visible, if we have edge device installed in Org VDC during orgVDC creation process.

Enter and add IP Range used by the Routed Network. Use first IP of the range as gateway in my lab I choose 192.168.32.2 – 192.168.32.50 IP Range-> Click “Next”

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Enter the Organization VDC network Name “SkyNet-Prod-Org-Routed” -> Click “Next”

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Review the configuration summary -> Click “Finish”

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3-Create Organization Direct Network

Repeat the same steps as i did in first OrgvDC Network, but this time choose the last type of network which is “directly connected to external network”. Choose External Network “External-Public”. If you recall, i have created this external network only for “SkyNet Corporation” -> Click “Next”

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Enter the Org Network Name “SkyNet-Prod-Org-Direct”-> Click “Next”

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Review the configuration summary -> Click “Finish”

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You can see the created Org VDC network by double click on Org VDC -> Administration -> Organization VDC Networks tab it should look like as shown below. 

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2-SkyNet-Dev-OrgVDC

From “vCloud Director Home” Screen -> Manage & Monitor -> Organization -> Click On Organization “SkyNet” 

In Organization “Skynet”-> Click Administration Tab > Virtual Datacenters->Select OrgvDC “SkyNet-Dev-OrgVDC” -> Click on “Org vDC Network” Tab

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From Org vDC Network Tab -> Click on “+” Green Sign

1-Create Isolated Organization Network

Select first option “Create isolated network within this virtual datacenter” -> Click “Next”

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Enter and add the IP range which will be used for organization isolated network .in my case it is 192.168.41.2 – 192.168.41.50 -> Click “Next”

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Enter the Org Network Name “SkyNet-Dev-Org-Network” -> Click “Next”

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Review the configuration summary -> Click “Finish”

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2-Create Organization Direct Network

“Repeat the same steps as i did in first OrgvDC Network” but this time choose the last type of network which is “directly connected to external network”. Choose External Network “External-Public”. If you recall we created this external network only for SkyNet Corporation -> Click “Next”

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Enter the Org Network Name “SkyNet-Dev-Org-Direct”-> Click “Next”

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Review the configuration summary -> Click “Finish”

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You can see your Org VDC network by double click on Org VDC -> Administration -> Organization VDC Networks tab.it should look like as shown below. 

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3-Configuration logical design of Organization vDC networks for our Second Organization “HITech”

To create the Organization vDCs network of our Second Organization named “HITech”. you should follow the below table logical design guidelines to create different Organization vDC networks under each Organization vDCs of HITech Organization

if you don’t know,What are the different Organization vDC network types and their purpose in vCloud Director. you should read my post “Cloud Resources and Logical Design”.

Org VDC Name VDC Network Type IP Range Gateway Edge Device Name / External Network Name OrgVDC Network Name
HITech-Prod-OrgVDC Organization Isolated 192.168.51.2-192.168.51.50 192.168.51.1   HITech-Prod-Org-Network
Organization Routed 192.168.52.2-192.168.52.50 192.168.52.1 HITech-Prod-Edge HITech-Prod-Org-Routed
Organization Direct   External Public2 HITech-Prod-Org-Direct
HITech-RND-OrgVDC Organization Isolated 192.168.61.2-192.168.61.50 192.168.61.1   HITech-RND-Org-Isolated
Organization Routed 192.168.62.2-192.168.62.50 192.168.62.1 HITech-RND-Edge HITech-RND-Org-Routed
Organization Direct   External Public2 HITech-RND-Org-Direct

4-Create Organization vDC networks for our second Organization “HITech”

To Create Org vDC Networks for our second Organization “HITech”, according to above table logical design guidelines.

There are two Organization vDCs under “HITech” Organization and as HITech Administrator our task is to create following OrgvDC Networks under each Org vDC.

1-HITech-Prod-OrgVDC

  • HITech-Prod-Org-Network (Isolated)
  • HITech-Prod-Org-Routed
  • HITech-Prod-Org-Direct

2-HITech-RND-OrgVDC

  • HITech-RND-Org-Isolated (Isolated)
  • HITech-RND-Org-Routed
  • HITech-RND-Org-Direct

To start creating the HITech Organization vDC Network, first login to organization as an administrative at following vCloud Director Organization URL https://vcloud.vmlab.com/cloud/org/HITech

Repeat the same steps as i did to create SkyNet Organization vDCs Networks  and this time follow the above table logical design to create Org vDC Network for “HITECH Organization”.

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