Overview: Private Network

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You can use a private network to divide your existing network into several logical networks.

The use of private networks offers you the following advantages:

  • You can organize your networks according to organizational aspects.
  • You can easily add or remove your servers.
  • You can decrease the latency and network load.
  • You can optimize the traffic by prioritizing the data packages.
  • Each server can communicate only with servers that are located in the same private network.

For example, a private network may be useful in the following cases:

  • Setting up a private network for departments or project teams
  • Setting up a private network that is connected to a load balancer
  • Setting up a private network for a web server and a database server

In the Network > Private Network section, your private networks are displayed in a table. This table lists the most important information for each individual private network:

  • Name: The name assigned to the private network. You can change it at any time.
  • Status: Current status of the private network.
  • Network address: The network address that you have assigned to the private network. Enter this information to make it easier to identify the private network.
  • Subnet mask: Subnet mask that you have assigned to the private network. Enter this information to make it easier to identify the private network.
  • Data center: Data center in which the private network is hosted.

Attention:

When you enter a network address and a subnet mask, this has no impact on the relevant servers.

Attention:

You must configure the network address and the subnet mask in the relevant servers.

To display all of the data for a specific private network, click the name of the private network. The list includes the following additional information:

  • Description: Description of the private network. You can change the description at any time.
  • Status: Status of the private network.
  • ID: ID of the private network.
  • Date of creation: The date when the private network was set up.
  • Assigned Servers: Servers assigned to the private network.

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