What is AWS Network Manager? - Amazon VPC

What is AWS Network Manager?

AWS Network Manager enables you to centrally manage your AWS Cloud WAN core network and your AWS Transit Gateway network across AWS accounts, Regions, and on-premises locations. For information on managing an AWS Cloud WAN core network, see the AWS Cloud WAN User Guide.

AWS Network Manager concepts for transit gateways

The following are the key concepts when using AWS Network Manager to manage transit gateways.

  • Global network — A single, private network that acts as the high-level container for your network objects. A global network can contain both AWS Transit Gateways and other AWS Cloud WAN core networks. You can see these on the AWS Network Manager console.

  • Device — Represents a physical or a virtual appliance in an on-premises network, data center, AWS Cloud, or other cloud providers.

  • Connection — Represents connectivity between two devices. The connection can be between a physical or virtual appliance and a third-party virtual appliance inside a VPC, or it can be between physical appliances in an on-premises network.

  • Link — Represents a single internet connection from a site.

  • Site — Represents a physical on-premises location. It could be a branch, office, store, campus, or a data center.

How to get started with AWS Network Manager

Use the following resources to help you use AWS Network Manager.


There are no additional fees for using AWS Network Manager to manage transit gateways networks. You are charged the standard fees for the network resources that you manage in your global network (such as transit gateways). For more information about pricing, see AWS Transit Gateway pricing.