Interface setting

[Update: June 19, 2014]

The following is an explanation on interface setting of a VPC router.

1. Overview

A VPC router has two types of interfaces: a global network connection interface and a VPC network connection interface.

The connection destination of each interface is different for each plan.

  Global network side
interface
VPC network side
interface
Standard plan Shared segment (up to 1) Switch (up to 7)
Premium plan Router + switch (up to 1) Switch (up to 7)
High spec plan Router + switch (up to 1) Switch (up to 7)

*It is not possible to set combinations other than the ones in the above table (such as connecting to a shared segment for the premium plan).

2. Interface setting

If you select [VPC Router] from the side menu on the left, a list of already created VPC routers is displayed. On this list, double-click the VPC router you want to set.

The settings screen of the VPC router will appear. Click the [Interface] tab.

On the interface setting screen, connection status of 8 interfaces equipped in a VPC router will be shown. For each interface setting, click the pencil icon on the right of the list.

By clicking the red X icon on the right of the pencil icon, the settings for that interface are deleted, and the switch is disconnected and returns to the initial state. (the interface itself is not deleted.)

*After the setting is done, click the [Apply] button to update the setting contents to the VPC router side.

3. Setting interface on the global network side

The interface on the global network side is set when you create a new VPC router, but it can be changed by the following procedure.

Standard plan

With the standard plan, it is not possible to change the settings of the global network side interface after a VPC router is created.

Premium plan/high spec plan

The top of the list displayed on the interface setting screen is the interface on the global network connection side. By clicking the pencil icon displayed on the right of this line, it is possible to reset the connected switch and each IP address information specified at the time of creating a VPC router.

Multiple IP addresses can be entered in the [IP Alias] section (up to 8). Once an IP address is entered, it will be added to the list by hitting the enter key. Deleting from the list can be done by clicking the “x” icon on the right of each IP address.

4. Setting the interface on the VPC network side

Because nothing is connected to the private interface side at the time when a VPC router is just created, click the pencil icon on the right of the interface you want to set and display the interface setting screen.

Setting for the standard plan

From the [Switch] selection menu, select the switch that will be on the VPC network side, and specify the [IP Address] and [Prefix].

*The range of IP addresses that can be set for the prefix is /16 to /28.

Setting for the premium plan/high spec plan

From the [Switch] selection menu, select the switch that will be on the VPC network side. Also, enter [Virtual IP Address], [Physical IP Address 1], and [Physical IP Address 2]. Also specify the subnet mask of these networks on the [Prefix].

*The range of IP addresses that can be set for the prefix is /16 to /28.