Global networks - Amazon VPC

Global networks

A global network is a container for your network objects. When you create a global network, it's empty. After you create it, you can register your transit gateways and define your on-premises networks in the global network.

Create a global network

Create a global network.

To create a global network

  1. Access the Network Manager console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/networkmanager/home/.

  2. Under Connectivity, choose Global Networks.

  3. On the Global networks page, choose the global network ID.

  4. Choose Create global network.

  5. Enter a Name and Description for your global network.

  6. (Optional) In Additional settings, add Key and Value tags that further help identify an Network Manager resource. To add multiple tags, choose Add tag for each tag you want to add.

  7. Choose Next.

  8. To create a AWS Transit Gateway network only, clear the Add core network in your global network check box on the Create global network - optional page, and then choose Next.

    Note

    Core networks are only used with AWS Cloud WAN. If you're creating global network for AWS Cloud WAN and want to create a core network, see Create a core network policy in the AWS Cloud WAN User Guide.

  9. Review the information for the global network you

To create a global network using the AWS CLI

Use the create-global-network command.

View a global network

You can view the details of your global network and information about the network objects in your global network.

To view your global network information

  1. Access the Network Manager console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/networkmanager/home/.

  2. Under Connectivity, choose Global Networks.

  3. On the Global networks page, choose the global network ID.

  4. The Overview page displays an inventory of the objects in both your core network and transit gateway network. To view details about the global network resource (such as its ARN), choose Details. For more information about the other pages on the dashboard, see Visualize transit gateway networks.

To view global network details using the AWS CLI

Use the describe-global-networks command.

Update a global network

You can modify the description or tags for a global network.

To update your global network

  1. Access the Network Manager console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/networkmanager/home/.

  2. Under Connectivity, choose Global Networks.

  3. On the Global networks page, choose the global network ID.

  4. Choose Edit.

  5. For Description, enter a new description for the global network.

  6. For Tags, choose Remove tag to remove an existing tag, or choose Add tag to add a new tag.

  7. Choose Edit global network.

To update a global network using the AWS CLI

Use the update-global-network command to update the description. Use the tag-resource and untag-resource commands to update the tags.

Delete a global network

You cannot delete a global network if there are any network objects in the global network, including transit gateways, links, devices, and sites. You must first deregister or delete the network objects.

To delete your global network

  1. Open the Network Manager console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/networkmanager/home/.

  2. Under Connectivity, choose Global Networks.

  3. In the navigation pane, choose Global networks.

  4. Choose your global network and choose Delete.

  5. In the confirmation dialog box, choose Delete.

To delete a global network using the AWS CLI

Use the delete-global-network command.