Managing network paths (administrator)
A network path specifies two network endpoints. The network endpoints consist of one of the following entities:
- Server network interface card
- Network instance
- Load balancer pool
- Hard-coded IP address
- Hard-coded subnet mask
When working with dynamic network containers, as an administrator you can add or delete the network paths associated with both networks and load balancers in the network container. To enable the creation and management of network paths, ensure that the network container has at least one virtual firewall.
This topic contains the following sections:
To view network paths on an existing network interface
You can access the Manage Network Paths dialog from the Resource Manager > Network > Network Containers workspace.
From the BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management Administration Console:
- Click the vertical Workspaces menu on the left side of the window and select Resources.
- Under Quick Links on the left, click Network Containers under the Network section to display the network containers.
- Select a network container.
- Expand the Details pane.
- Select Zones and Networks.
- Select an available network from the Networks table.
- Click the Manage Network Paths icon to display the Manage Network Paths dialog box.
- Select the Network Interface or Load Balancer Pool radio button, and click the drop-down arrow to display the corresponding entries
- Select a Network or Load Balancer Pool entry from the drop-down list. Any associated network paths are displayed in the Network Paths panel.
The following table describes the fields in the Network Paths section of the panel.
|Enforced||A value of Yes indicates the network path is enabled; a value of No represents disabled.|
|Allow traffic||Indicates if traffic is permitted on the network path, or denied.|
|Hidden||A value of Yes indicates the path is hidden from end users and tenant administrators.|
|Locked||A value of Yes indicates the path is locked, which prevents end users and tenant administrators from deleting or editing the rule.|
|Log||A value of Yes indicates that logging is enabled.|
|Source||Indicates the origination point of the network path. In the example above the source is a Customer Nic Segment.|
|Destination||Indicates the end point of the network path. In the example above the source is a External Nic Segment.|
|Transport protocol||Indicates the required protocol, for example, TCP, UDP, and so on.|
Add a new network path or delete a network path, as described in the following sections.
To create a network path
- Select the Network or Load Balancer Pool radio button, and click the drop-down arrow to display the corresponding entries.
- Select a Network or Load Balancer Pool entry from the drop-down list. This is the network type or load balancer pool for which you will create a network path. This example in the previous figure shows an Customer NIC Segment as the network type.
- Click the Create Network Path icon to display the Create Network Path wizard.
Continue with one of the following procedures:
- Creating an inbound network path for a network type
- Creating an outbound network path for a network type
- Creating an inbound network path for a virtual load balancer pool.
To delete a network path
- Select the existing network path to delete.
- Click the Delete Network Path icon.