Network selector

If you want to allow users to select the virtual private cloud Network and Subnet when launching servers in a stack from your blueprint you can define the Network selector structure statement in your template. The Network selector structure will generate a multi-input control that will appear on the Launch Blueprint page allowing the Dell Cloud Manager console user to select the Network and Subnet when launching server(s). The Network selector is connected to the AccountRegionSelector which allows the Dell Cloud Manager console user to select the Cloud and Region.

The Network selector is defined with a section name, a type and properties.

section name

Example: network_selector:

type

type: dcm.inputs.Network

properties

  • accountRegionSelector - This connects the AccountRegionSelector to the Product selector

    Example: accountRegionSelector: account_region_zone_selector

Example

Refer to the Linux Apache Web Server with Network selector for an example of a sample blueprint template with a Network selector.

    ################################################################################################################################################
    # This defines the network_selector which allows the user to select the network and subnet
    ################################################################################################################################################            
    network_selector:                                                 # Define the section for the Network and Subnet selection boxes
      type: dcm.inputs.Network                                        # Input type is dcm.inputs.Network
      properties:
        accountRegionSelector: account_region_zone_selector           # Reference the Cloud, Region, and Datacenter selection

Launch Blueprint page

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