An internet gateway is a logical entity that connects the VPC router to an external network. It is associated with a VPC which has a public subnet. It is used as a target in the VPC route tables for Internet-routable traffic.
Creating an Internet Gateway¶
To create a internet gateway:
Navigate to the Networking > Internet Gateways view.
From the top toolbar, click Create.
In the Create Internet Gateway dialogue, enter the following:
Name - name of the internet gateway.
Description - optional description of the internet gateway.
VPC - VPC which is associated with this internet gateway.
Internet Gateway Operations¶
After creation of an internet gateway, it will be displayed in the internet gateway list in the Networking > Internet Gateways view. The following operations can be performed by selecting an internet gateway from the list, and clicking the appropriate icon from the top toolbar.
Modify - change name of the internet gateway.
Detach - detach internet gateway from VPC.
Delete - delete internet gateway.