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 OVH 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 OVH Control Panel.

Click on the 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, choose a payment method, and then click the Create the project button.

Create project

Once your project is set up, you need to enable private networks. Click the Enable private networks button on the project page.

Enable vRack

Next, select the Existing option and then choose your existing vRack from the dropdown list.

Enable vRack

Create a Public Cloud instance

On your project page, click the Actions button.

Create an instance

From the dropdown list, click the Add a server option.

Create an instance

Click the Advanced options button.

Create an instance

Next, click the dropdown list under Link to the private network: and select your vRack. Then click Continue to return to the previous screen.

Create an instance

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

Create an instance

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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