An organization administrator can add static routes between two vApp networks that are routed to the same organization vDC network. Static routes allow traffic between the networks.

You cannot add static routes between overlapping networks or fenced vApps. After you add a static route to an organization vDC network, configure the network firewall rules to allow traffic on the static route. For vApps with static routes, select the Always use assigned IP addresses until this vApp or associated networks are deleted check box.

Static routes only function when the vApps included in the routes are running. If you change the parent network of a vApp, delete a vApp, or delete a vApp network, and the vApp includes static routes, those routes cannot function and you must remove them manually.

Verify that the following conditions are met.

vShield Manager 5.1 is installed.

A routed organization vDC network is in place.

Static routing is enabled on the organization vDC network.

Two vApp networks are routed to the organization vDC network.

The vApp networks are in vApps that were started at least once.

1

Click Administration.

2

Select Cloud Resources > Networks.

3

Right-click the organization vDC network name and select Configure Services.

4

Click the Static Routing tab and click Add.

5

Type a name, network address, and next hop IP address.

The network address is for the first vApp network to which you want to add a static route. The next hop IP address is the external IP address of that vApp network's router.

6

Select Within this network, and click OK.

7

Click OK.

8

Repeat Step 4 through Step 7 to add a route to the second vApp network.

vApp Network 1 and vApp Network 2 are both routed to Org Network Shared. You can create static routes on the organization vDC network to allow traffic between the vApp networks. You can use information about the vApp networks to create the static routes.

Network Information

Network Name

Network Specification

Router External IP Address

vApp Network 1

192.168.1.0/24

192.168.0.100

vApp Network 2

192.168.2.0/24

192.168.0.101

Org Network Shared

192.168.0.0/24

NA

On Org Network Shared, create a static route to vApp Network 1 and another static route to vApp Network 2.

Static Routing Settings

Static Route to Network

Route Name

Network

Next Hop IP Address

Route

vApp Network 1

tovapp1

192.168.1.0/24

192.168.0.100

In this network

vApp Network 2

tovapp2

192.168.2.0/24

192.168.0.101

In this network

Create firewall rules to allow traffic on the static routes.