Create an IP Network

post

/network/v1/ipnetwork/

Creates an IP network. An IP network allows you to define an IP subnet in your account. With an IP network you can isolate instances by creating separate IP networks and adding instances to specific networks. Traffic can flow between instances within the same IP network, but by default each network is isolated from other networks and from the public Internet.

Required Role: To complete this task, you must have the Compute_Operations role. If this role isn't assigned to you or you're not sure, then ask your system administrator to ensure that the role is assigned to you in Oracle Cloud My Services. See Modifying User Roles in Managing and Monitoring Oracle Cloud.

Request

Supported Media Types
Header Parameters
Body ()
The request body contains details of the IP network that you want to create.
Root Schema : IpNetwork-post-request
Type: object
The request body contains details of the IP network that you want to create.
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  • Description of the object.
  • Specify the size of the IP subnet. It is a range of IPv4 addresses assigned in the virtual network, in CIDR address prefix format.

    While specifying the IP address prefix take care of the following points:

    * These IP addresses aren't part of the common pool of Oracle-provided IP addresses used by the shared network.

    * There's no conflict with the range of IP addresses used in another IP network, the IP addresses used your on-premises network, or with the range of private IP addresses used in the shared network. If IP networks with overlapping IP subnets are linked to an IP exchange, packets going to and from those IP networks are dropped.

    * The upper limit of the CIDR block size for an IP network is /16.

    Note: The first IP address of any IP network is reserved for the default gateway, the DHCP server, and the DNS server of that IP network.

  • Specify the IP network exchange to which the IP network belongs. You can add an IP network to only one IP network exchange, but an IP network exchange can include multiple IP networks. An IP network exchange enables access between IP networks that have non-overlapping addresses, so that instances on these networks can exchange packets with each other without NAT.
  • The three-part name (/Compute-identity_domain/user/object) of the IP network.

    Object names can contain only alphanumeric, underscore (_), dash (-), and period (.) characters. Object names are case-sensitive.

  • tags
    Tags associated with the object.
Nested Schema : tags
Type: array
Tags associated with the object.
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Response

Supported Media Types

201 Response

Created. See Status Codes for information about other possible HTTP status codes.
Headers
Body ()
Root Schema : IpNetwork-response
Type: object
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Nested Schema : tags
Type: array
Tags associated with the object.
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Examples

cURL Command

The following example shows how to create an IP network by submitting a POST request on the REST resource using cURL. For more information about cURL, see Use cURL.

Enter the command on a single line. Line breaks are used in this example for readability.

curl -i -X POST
     -H "Cookie: $COMPUTE_COOKIE"
     -H "Content-Type: application/oracle-compute-v3+json"
     -H "Accept: application/oracle-compute-v3+json"
     -d "@requestbody.json"
        https://api-z999.compute.us0.oraclecloud.com/network/v1/ipnetwork/
  • COMPUTE_COOKIE is the name of the variable in which you stored the authentication cookie earlier. For information about retrieving the authentication cookie and storing it in a variable, see Authentication.

  • api-z999.compute.us0.oraclecloud.com is an example REST endpoint URL. Change this value to the REST endpoint URL of your Compute Classic site. For information about finding out REST endpoint URL for your site, see Send Requests.

Example of Request Body

The following shows an example of the request body content in the requestbody.json file.

{
 "name": "/Compute-acme/jack.jones@example.com/ipnet1",
 "ipAddressPrefix": "192.168.0.0/24"
}

Example of Response Body

The following example shows the response body in JSON format.

{
  "name": "/Compute-acme/jack.jones@example.com/ipnet1",
  "uri": "https://api-z999.compute.us0.oraclecloud.com:443/network/v1/ipnetwork/Compute-acme/jack.jones@example.com/ipnet1",
  "description": null,
  "tags": null,
  "ipAddressPrefix": "192.168.0.0/24",
  "ipNetworkExchange": null
}