Description

This article explains how to add customer Client Network Domain Static Routes.

Note such routes can only be added to an Enterprise Network Domain

Prerequisites:

  1. Static Routes can only be added to an Enterprise Network Domain
    1. On Essentials/Advanced Network Domains, users can View and Delete Client Static Routes, but you cannot Add new Client Static Routes
  2. The user must be the primary administrator or have the network role assigned
  3. The name must meet the following requirements:
    1. Must be unique within the Network Domain
    2. The length must be between 1 and 75 characters
    3. The first character must be alphabetic - it cannot be a number, dot(.), or dash(-)
    4. must not start with
      1. "CCDEFAULT."
      2. "CCSYSTEM."
    5. All characters must be alphanumeric characters or the following special characters: underscore, and period. (eg. " _ " or " . "  are permitted)
  4. IP Version is required and:
    1. Destination Network Address, Destination Prefix Size, and Next Hop Address fields must be valid for IPv4/IPv6
      1. Static Routes must be IPv4 or IPv6 completely; you cannot route a destination IPv4 subnet to an IPv6 gateway or vice-versa

    2. Destination Network Address and Destination Prefix Size must represent a valid CIDR boundary
  5. The range defined by Destination Network Address and Destination Prefix Size cannot match either the IPv4 or IPv6 range of any Attached VLAN on the same Network Domain
    1. Example: If Attached VLAN is 10.10.10.16/28 (IPv4) and 2607:f480:111:1605::/64 (IPv6)
      1. You can NOT define a route with Destination Network Address = 10.10.10.16 and Destination Prefix Size= 28 (Route is same as Attached VLAN's IPv4 range)
          1. You can NOT define a route with Destination Network Address = 2607:f480:111:1605:: and Destination Prefix Size= 64 (route is same as Attached IPv6 VLAN)
      2. You can define a route that is bigger or smaller (i.e. the Destination Prefix Size is different):
        1. You can define a route with Destination Network Address = 10.10.10.0 and Destination Prefix Size= 24 (the route is bigger than Attached VLAN range)
        2. You can define a route with Destination Network Address10.10.10.16 and Destination Prefix Size = 29 (the route is smaller than Attached VLAN range)
    2. Note this rule applies only to Attached VLANs
      1. So in the example, above it is acceptable to create a route with Destination Network Address 10.10.10.16 and Destination Prefix Size = 28 because it is matching a Detached VLAN range
  6. The Next Hop Address must be one of the following:
      1. An IPv4 or IPv6 address within an Attached VLAN on the same Network Domain
      2. IPv4 INET Gateway
      3. IPv6 INET Gateway
      4. IPV4_CPNC_GATEWAY_IP
      5. IPV6_CPNC_GATEWAY_IP
    1. The Next Hop Address  cannot be one of the following:
      1. For IPv4 addresses: Any system-reserved IPv4 address within the Attached VLAN 
        1. The Network Address (x.x.x.0) at the start of a VLAN range is reserved on all types of VLANs (example: if you create a VLAN of 10.1.0.0/24, you cannot use 10.1.0.0)
        2. The Broadcast Address (x.x.x.255) at the end of the VLAN range is reserved on all types of VLANs  (example: if you create a VLAN of 10.1.0.0/24, you cannot use 10.1.0.255)
        3. For "Small Size VLANs":
          1. The first three IP addresses after the Network Address at the start of the VLAN range (i.e. the in the first octet) is also reserved
        4. For "Low Address VLANs" 
          1. The first five IP addresses after the Network Address at the start of the VLAN range (i.e. the in the first octet) is also reserved
        5. For "High Address VLANs" 
          1. The last three IP addresses before the Broadcast Address at the end of the VLAN range (i.e in the last octet) is also reserved
      2. For IPv6 addresses: Any system-reserved IPv6 address within the Attached VLAN
        1. Any of the 32 IPv6 addresses within the VLAN's IPV6 subnet (including the IPv6 Network Address, i.e. the first one)
    2. The Destination Network Address and Destination Prefix Size cannot match that of any other Static Route on the same network domain (customer or system)
    3. A maximum number of Static Routes (Customer and System combined) per Network Domain is allowed
      1. This is an application value of 100 Static Routes per Network Domain that applies to all MCP 2.0 locations
      2. This includes System Static Routes
  7. IPv4 Destination Network Address and Destination Prefix Size cannot include anything within these ranges:
    1. The Transit VLAN IPv4 range specific to the Route-Domain
    2. Additional IPv4 Network Ranges not allowed:

      CIDR Block

      Usage

      Any destination base address of 0.0.0.0 except with destinationPrefixSize of 0 (i.e. 0.0.0.0/0 is ok)0.0.0.0/0 is valid but 0.0.0.0/1 or 0.0.0.0/10 or 0.0.0.0/24 are NOT allowed
      127.0.0.0/8Loopback
      100.64.x.x/28 (the portion associated with the route domain)CGNAT Space
      169.254.0.0/16169.254.0.0–169.254.255.255
      224.0.0.0/4224.0.0.0–239.255.255.255
      240.0.0.0/4240.0.0.0–255.255.255.254
  8. IPv6 Destination Network Address and Destination Prefix Size cannot include anything within these ranges:
    1. The Transit VLAN IPv6 range specific to the Route Domain
    2. Additional IPv6 Network Ranges not allowed:

      Address block

      ::/128
      ::1/128
      ::ffff:0:0/96
      ::ffff:0:0:0/96
      64:ff9b::/96
      100::/64
      2001::/32
      2001:20::/28
      2001:db8::/32
      2002::/16
      fe80::/10
      ff00::/8

Content / Solution:

  1. From the Home page, select the Data Center where the Network Domain on which you want to add a Network Domain Static Route is located:


  2. The Data Center dashboard will be displayed. Select the Network Domain on which you want to add a Network Domain Static Route:


  3. The Network Domain dashboard will be displayed:


  4. Click on the Network Domain Static Routes tab, and then select Add Static Route from the drop-down menu:


  5. The Add Static Route dialog will be displayed:


  6. Fill out the form with the desired information:

    • Name - Length must be between 1 and 75 characters. Must be alphanumeric with the following exceptions permitted '_' (underscore) and '.' (full stop or period). Must begin with a letter. Cannot contain spaces. Static Route name cannot start with 'CCDEFAULT.' or 'CCSYSTEM.' and must be unique.
    • Description - Add an optional description. 255 character limit.
    • IPv4/IPv6 Address - Select whether the Static Route will be IPv4 or IPv6
    • Destination Network Address - Set the Destination Network Address
    • Subnet Mask - Select the Subnet Mask
    • Next Hop Address - Set the Next Hop Address

  7. Once the form has been filled out, click the Add button:


  8. The system will display a success message:


  9. The Static Route will be displayed: