You can connect virtual machines to isolated networks or routed networks in your virtual data center. To get connectivity to the Internet and to use networking services such as NAT, firewall, or load balancing, connect virtual machines to a routed network.

When you connect a virtual machine to a network, it is assigned an IP address from the network’s predefined private IP address range.

You have the required permission to manage the virtual machine. Administrators can connect all virtual machines in their Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand environment to networks; while an end user can connect only the virtual machines that the user owns to networks. The owner of the virtual machine is the user who created the virtual machine or who was transferred ownership of the virtual machine.


Select the virtual machine to be connected to a network.


If the virtual machine is powered on, select it and click Power Off.


From the virtual machines list, click the virtual machine name.


Click the Networks tab.


Click Add a Network.


Select a network from the list of networks.


You can select more than one network to which to connect the virtual machine.


When selecting more than one network for the virtual machine, specify the virtual machine’s primary network by clicking the Primary NIC option for that network. By default, the primary network is set to the first network you selected for the virtual machine.


Click Save.