How to Deploy a MCP 1.0 Cloud Network or a MCP 2.0 Network Domain

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This article describes how to deploy a Network Resource. There are two types of Network resources:

  1. Cloud Network - Associated with MCP 1.0 Data Center locations
  2. Network Domain - Associated with MCP 2.0 Data Center locations

While the process to deploy these resources is identical, there are slight variations in the options available to you in their deployment.

Prerequisites:

  1. Only the Primary Administrator OR a User with Network role assigned by the Primary Administrator can deploy a new Cloud Network or Network Domain.
  2. It is not possible to deploy a new Cloud Network, or Network Domain while another network-related deploy or delete operation is in progress for your organization within the same Geographic Region. This is true even if the other "in progress" operation is related to a Cloud Network Domain or VLAN in a MCP 2.0 location. The Administrative UI will display a message if this occurs.
  3. Clients who recently signed up on-line are limited to 3 Cloud Networks until they are verified. For more details, see: What is a Verified Customer
  4. Network Domains are only available in Network 2.0 Data Center locations. For an overview, see Understanding MCP 1.0 vs. MCP 2.0 Data Center Locations

Content / Solution:

MCP 2.0

  1. From the Home page, click on the "Add Network/Domain" button located to the left of the screen:


  2. The Create New Network / Network Domain form will be displayed:

    Fill out the form by:

    • Choosing the Data Center Location from the Dropdown menu
      • Note: Network Domains are available in MCP 2.0 Data Center locations only. 
    • Entering the desired Name of the Network Domain
      • Note: There is a 75 character limit for Network Domain Names.
    • Entering an optionalDescription of the Network Domain
      • Note: There is a 255 character limit for Network Domain Descriptions
    • Choosing the Network Domain Type
    • Selecting whether or not you want to create a VLAN after the Network Domain has been created by checking, or unchecking the box

  3. Once the form has been filled out, click the Deploy button:


  4. The System will display a message, indicating that the Network Domain creation has been successful:


  5. The system will deploy the Network Domain and the UI will be updated to reflect the change: 

    Note: For instructions on how to navigate the Network Domain Dashboard, see: Navigating the Virtual Networks and Servers Dashboard

    Note: If you selected to create a VLAN after the Network Domain has been created in step 4, the Create a VLAN form will be displayed. See How to Deploy a VLAN on a Network Domain in an MCP 2.0 Data Center

MCP 1.0

  1. From the Home page, click on the "Add Network/Domain" button located to the left of the screen:


  2. The Create New Network / Network Domain form will be displayed:

    Fill out the form by: 

    • Choosing the Data Center Location from the Select the Data Center dropdown menu.
      • Note: Cloud Networks are available in MCP 1.0 Data Center locations only. 
    • Entering the desired Name of the Cloud Network.
      • Note: There is a 75 character limit for Network Names
    • Entering an optional Description of the Cloud Network
      • Note: There is a 255 character limit for Network Descriptions

  3. Once the form has been filled out, click the Deploy button:


  4. The system will display a message indicating that the Cloud Network creation has been successful:
     
     

  5. The system will deploy the Network and the UI will be updated to reflect the change:

    Note: for instructions on how to navigate the Network Dashboard, see: Navigating the Virtual Networks and Servers Dashboard

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