Description

This article describes how to create a Network Domain in an MCP 2.0 Data Center location. A Network Domain is the building block of the MCP 2.0 Cloud. 

Prerequisites:

  1. Network Domains are only available in MCP 2.0 Data Center locations. For an overview, see Understanding MCP 1.0 vs. MCP 2.0 Data Center Locations  

Solution:

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


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


  3. Fill out the form by:

    • Choosing the Data Center location from the drop-down menu
      • Note: Network Domains are available in MCP 2.0 Data Center locations only. 
    • Entering the desired name of the Network Domain
      • The name must be between 1 and 75 characters in length
    • Entering an optional description of the Network Domain
      • The description has a maximum length of 255 characters
    • Choosing the Network Domain Type
      • Essentials - Supports Firewall Rules and NAT of Public IP Addresses
      • Advanced - Adds support for Virtual Listeners, SSL Offload and Anti-Affinity Rules
      • Enterprise - Adds support for Detached VLANs and customized Static Routes
        • Note: Detached VLANs are only available with Enterprise Network Domains.
        • Note: Static Routes are visible with any Network Domain, but only Enterprise Network Domains can add, or delete Static Routes. See Introduction to IP Addressing in MCP 2.0
    • Selecting whether or not you want to create a VLAN after the Network Domain has been created by checking or unchecking the box
  4. Once the form has been filled out, click the Deploy button:


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


  6. The Network Domain will be created in the specified Data Center.
     

  7. Click on the Data Center to view the available Network Domains: 
     

    1. For instructions on how to navigate the Network Domain Dashboard, see: Navigating the Network Domain Dashboard in a MCP 2.0 Data Center

    2. If you opted to create a VLAN after the Network Domain was created in Step 4, then the Create a VLAN form will be displayed. See How to Deploy a VLAN on a Network Domain