Managing virtual routers

Virtual routers provide L3 services such as routing and Source Network Address Translation (SNAT) between virtual and physical networks, or different virtual networks:

  • A virtual router between virtual and physical networks provides access to public networks, such as the Internet, for VMs connected to this virtual network.
  • A virtual router between different virtual networks provides network communication for VMs connected to these virtual networks.

A virtual router has two types of ports:

  • An external gateway that is connected to a physical network.
  • An internal port that is connected to a virtual network.

With virtual routers, you can do the following:

  • Create virtual routers
  • Change external or internal router interfaces
  • Create, edit, and delete static routes
  • Change a router name
  • Delete a router


  • A router can only connect networks that have IP management enabled.
  • You can delete a virtual router if no floating IP addresses are associated with any network it is connected to.