How Can I Create a Private Network for my Contabo Server?

Things to note before trying to create a private network:

You must have purchased the Private Network add-on for your server to be able to access this functionality. There is more information on how to access this feature here.

How can I create a private network for my server?

  1. Log in to the Customer Control Panel.
  2. Click "Private Networking" from the blue "control panel" section on the left hand side of the page.
  3. Click the "Create new Private Network" button.
  4. A new window should pop up. First select the data center region from the "Region" dropdown.
  5. Then you should see a list of your servers available in the region you selected in the previous section.
    Select the servers you would like to add to the private network. To note you can add up to 1022 servers to your private network. If you need to add more servers you will need to reach out to the customer support team. You can contact the customer support team via the "Get in Touch" section of the support home page here.
  6. Click the "Continue" button. You should be taken to this page:
  7. Give a name for your private network in the "Private Network Name". It must be unique for all private networks in the selected data center so you may get an error message if the name you've tried is already taken.
  8. Optionally you can add a description for your private network in the "Private Network Name" text boy.
  9. Once you're happy with all of your chosen settings click the "Confirm" button.

Your private network will then be created and appear in the overview of your active private networks in the Private Network section of the Customer Control Panel.

You will need to either re-install or restart your server for the servers to be added to the private network. In the "Private Networking" section of the Customer Control Panel if you click to open your private network next to each server you should see some text that says either "requires restart" or "requires reinstallation" to guide you one which action you need to take to make you serve a part of your private network.

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