Static route setting

[Update: April 14, 2016]

The following is an explanation on the static route function of a VPC router.

1. Overview

The static route function allows you to configure the next hop of the specified IP address block to the IP address of any device under a VPC router.

With this function, it becomes possible to make a routing configuration for an IP address block other than the IP address block specified when connecting to the interface, so that more flexible network configuration can be performed.

By using Hybrid connections service, it is also possible to make the private network built within the service other than SAKURA Cloud work as a network under the VPC router of SAKURA Cloud.

Example of connecting with housing environment using hybrid connection

2. Setting procedure

As an example, the procedure for setting a static route under the conditions of the following configuration diagram is provided.

Prefix Next hop
192.168.100.0/24 172.31.0.1

By making this setting, it becomes possible to communicate from the outside of a VPC router to the 192.168.100.0/24 network via the server of 172.31.0.1.

*Network settings such as passing packets between each interface on a server designated as a next hop are separately required.

Adding a [Static Route] setting

From the settings screen of the VPC router you want to configure, select the [Static Route] tab. A list of the set static route settings will appear. Click the [Add] button to add a new one.

A dialog box will appear. Enter the [Prefix] and [Next Hop] and click the [Add] button.

Once added successfully, they appear in the setting list of static routes. After adding, click the [Apply] button on the upper right to update the setting contents.

*You can edit the setting contents with the pencil icon on the right of the list and delete entries with the delete icon.
*The next hop must exist in the IP address block specified in one of the interface settings.