Orchestration v2 Attributes for IpNetwork

The following sample JSON shows the attributes of the IpNetwork object type. A description of each of the required and optional attributes of this object type is provided in the table that follows the JSON sample.

                  "name": "/Compute-acme/joe/ipnet1",
                  "ipAddressPrefix": "",
                  "ipNetworkExchange": "/Compute-acme/joe/ipnetworkexchange1"
Parameter Required or Optional Description



The three-part name of the object (/Compute-identity_domain/user/object).

Object names can contain only alphanumeric characters, hyphens, underscores, and periods. Object names are case-sensitive.

When you specify the object name, ensure that an object of the same type and with the same name doesn’t already exist. If such an object already exists, another object of the same type and with the same name won’t be created and the existing object won’t be updated.



The set of IP addresses allocated to your IP network, specified in the CIDR format. When you create instances, you can associate a vNIC on the instance with an IP network. That vNIC on the instance is then allocated an IP address from the specified IP network.

Select the IP address prefix for your IP networks carefully. Consider the number of instances that you might want to add to the network. This will help determine the size of the subnet required.

If you create multiple IP networks and you might want to add these IP networks to the same IP network exchange, then ensure that you don’t allocate overlapping address ranges to these IP networks.

Similarly, if you plan to connect to your IP networks using VPN, then ensure that the addresses you specify for your IP networks don’t overlap with each other, or with the IP addresses used in your on-premises network.



The IP network exchange that you want to add this IP network to. An IP network can belong to only one IP network exchange. Before you specify an IP network exchange for an IP network, ensure that the IP addresses in this IP network don’t overlap the IP addresses in any other network in the same IP network exchange.


You should ensure that the IP network exchange you reference currently exists. If the IP network exchange hasn’t been created or has been deleted, then when you add an instance interface to this IP network while creating the instance, the instance will go into an error state and won’t be created.

If you want to connect IP networks by using an IP network exchange, it is recommended that you do this before creating instances with an interface on those IP networks. This ensures that routes are appropriately configured on instances by the DHCP client during instance initialization.



Description of the IP network.



Strings that you can use to tag the IP network.