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Configuring the vRack between the Public Cloud and a Dedicated Server

This guide will show you how to configure private networking between a Public Cloud instance and a Dedicated Server.

Last updated 18th June 2018


The vRack allows you to configure private network addressing between two or more OVHcloud Dedicated Servers. But it also allows you to add Public Cloud instances to your private network so that you can create an infrastructure of both physical and virtual resources.

This guide will show you how to configure private networking between a Public Cloud instance and a Dedicated Server.



Create a Public Cloud project

Log in to your OVHcloud Control Panel.

Click on the Bare Metal Cloud menu and then click the Order button.

Create project

Under the Order menu, click on the Cloud project button.

Create project

Give your project a name, read and accept the contracts, and then click the Continue button.

Create project

Select a payment method and then click Create my project

Create project

Once your project is set up, you will need to add it to the vrack. Click on Bare Metal Cloud and then on vRack

Enable vRack

Select your exisitng vRack, then select your Cloud Project, then click on Add

Enable vRack

Next, you need to enable private networks. Click the Enable private networks button on the project page.

Enable vRack

Here you can create your networks setup and name the network. Once this is setup to your preference click on Create {.action}

Enable vRack

Create a Public Cloud instance

On your project page, click the Create an instance button.

Create an instance

Select your Model, Region, and Image. Then choose your Private Network.

Create an instance

Finally, choose your billing period and then click the Create an instance button. For detailed information on the various options, please refer to this guide: Create an instance in your OVHcloud customer account.

Configure your network interfaces

Next, configure the the network interfaces on your new Public Cloud instance and Dedicated Server using this guide: Configuring the vRack on your Dedicated Servers.

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