Virtual Networking Quickstart

To make it easier to set up a virtual cloud network (VCN) and connect to it, the Console has the following wizards that walk you through network setup.

Create VCN with Internet Connectivity

What this wizard does:

  • Checks for resource availability. To create any new resource the service limit for that resource must not already have been reached. Once the service limit for a resource type has been reached, you can either remove unused resources of that type or request a service limit increase.
  • Creates a VCN.
  • Creates an internet gateway, NAT gateway, and service gateway for the VCN.
  • Creates a regional public subnet with routing to the internet gateway. Instances in a public subnet may optionally have public IP addresses.
  • Creates a regional private subnet with routing to the NAT gateway and service gateway (and therefore the Oracle Services Network). Instances in a private subnet cannot have public IP addresses.
  • Sets up basic security list rules for the two subnets, including SSH access.

Notice that this wizard does not support the creation of a VCN with IPv6 addresses. IPv6 addressing is supported for all commercial and government regions. For more information, see IPv6 Addresses.

Where to access this wizard:

Option 1:

  1. In the Console, click the Oracle Cloud icon at the top of the page to go to the Console home page.

    The page has a Quick Actions section to take you directly to common tasks.

  2. Click the quick action for Networking: Set up a network with a wizard.
  3. Select VCN with Internet Connectivity, and then click Start Workflow.

Option 2:

  1. Open the navigation menu, click Networking, and then click Virtual Cloud Networks.
  2. Click Networking Quickstart.
  3. Select VCN with Internet Connectivity, and then click Start Workflow.

Add Internet Connectivity and Site-to-Site VPN to a VCN

What this wizard does:

  • Checks for resource availability. To create any new resource the service limit for that resource must not already have been reached. Once the service limit for a resource type has been reached, you can either remove unused resources of that type or request a service limit increase.
  • Creates an internet gateway for the VCN.
  • Creates a regional public subnet with access to the internet gateway. Instances in a public subnet may optionally have public IP addresses.
  • Sets up basic security list rules for the subnet, including SSH access.
  • Sets up all the Networking service resources required for a Site-to-Site VPN between the VCN and your on-premises network.

Notice that this wizard does not support the creation of a VCN with IPv6 addresses. IPv6 addressing is supported for all commercial and government regions. For more information, see IPv6 Addresses.

Note

For the IPSec connection to work, your network engineer must also configure the customer-premises equipment (CPE) in your edge network.

More information about this wizard: Site-to-Site VPN Quickstart

Where to access this wizard:

Option 1:

  1. In the Console, click the Oracle Cloud icon at the top of the page to go to the Console home page.

    The page has a Quick Actions section to take you directly to common tasks.

  2. Click the quick action for Networking: Set up a network with a wizard.
  3. Select VCN with VPN Connect and Internet Connectivity, and then click Start Workflow.

Option 2:

  1. Open the navigation menu, click Networking, and then click Virtual Cloud Networks.
  2. Click Networking Quickstart.
  3. Select VCN with VPN Connect and Internet Connectivity, and then click Start Workflow.