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How to create and manage VPCs

Reviewed on 13 June 2023Published on 13 June 2023

VPC allows you to build your own Virtual Private Cloud on top of Scaleway’s shared public cloud. Within each VPC, you can create Private Networks and attach Scaleway resources to them, as long as the resources are in an AZ within the network’s region. Attached resources can then communicate between themselves in an isolated and secure network, away from the public Internet. More features and resources will be coming to the VPC product in the future.

Security & Identity (IAM):

You may need certain IAM permissions to carry out some actions described on this page. This means:

  • you are the Owner of the Scaleway Organization in which the actions will be carried out, or
  • you are an IAM user of the Organization, with a policy granting you the necessary permission sets
Requirements:

How to identify your default VPCs

One default VPC per region is automatically created per Scaleway Project.

Click VPC in the Network section of the Scaleway console side menu. Your VPC dashboard displays:

You see three default VPCs (each with a DEFAAULT badge next to it), one for each of the following regions:

  • Paris PAR
  • Amsterdam AMS
  • Warsaw WAW

Each of these VPCs is named default (though you can edit the name if you wish). Any new Private Networks that you create will be added to the default VPC for their region, unless you override this by specifying a different VPC.

It is currently not possible to change the default VPC for a region.

How to create a VPC

If you want to create more VPCs beyond the default ones created for you, you can do so via the following steps:

  1. Click VPC in the Network section of the Scaleway console side menu.

  2. Click the «Plus Icon» button. The VPC creation wizard displays.

  3. Choose a region in which to create your VPC.

  4. Enter a name for your VPC (or use the wand icon to generate a random name). Optionally, you can also add tags to help organize your VPCs. Each tag should be separated by a space.

  5. Enter a name for the Private Network that will be automatically created in this new VPC. Alternatively, click the wand icon to generate a name automatically.

    Note:

    You can create more Private Networks in this VPC after creation, if you wish. However, you can not move an existing Private Network from one VPC to another.

  6. Click Create VPC to finish.

    Your VPC is created, and you are redirected to its Overview page.

How to edit a VPC’s name and tags

  1. Click VPC in the Network section of the Scaleway console side menu. A list of your VPCs displays.

  2. Click the VPC you want to edit. The VPC’s Private Networks dashboard displays.

  3. Click the Overview tab.

  4. Make the following edits as required:

    • Hover your mouse over the VPC’s name at the top of the page, and click the «Edit Icon» icon that displays. Edit the name as required, and click «Validate Icon» when you’re done.
    • Click into the box marked Tags and start typing. Hit the space bar to create the tag. Click the X next to any tag to delete it.

It is currently not possible to change the default VPC for a region.

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