Tenant networks are the networks that instances directly attach to, and the network that instances will generally connect to each other on. Public attachment is handled by floating IP addresses, which are external network addresses usually NATed to instances via routers.
Here, I demonstrate how to set up a tenant network and a router, setting the stage for us to launch an instance and attach a floating IP address to it.
The Tenant Network
This is best set up under the appropriate tenant, under Project -> Network -> Networks. Click Create Network:
Note that I check Enable DHCP and also populate the DNS Name Servers this time. This will ensure that new instances get IPs without having to statically assign them, and they will also get a name server (in this case, Google’s).
Adding Routers and Attaching Networks
Head to Project -> Network -> Routers. Click Create Router:
Next attach the public network. Click Set Gateway:
When this is done, a port is visible within the router details:
Next, attach the tenant network. Click Add Interface:
Now both ports are visible and I can proceed to creating an instance!