Manage VPCs

Create, view, edit and delete a Stax VPC.

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Before You BeginNavigate to your Hub's main pageCreate a Stax VPCView a VPCEdit a VPC's Details and Gateway VPC EndpointsDelete a VPCSee also

You can tailor your own network space and configure how your resources within your network are shared by creating a VPC in Stax. Stax offers you four types of VPCs with different inter VPC connectivity and routing rules for you to choose from; isolated, flat, shared services, and transit.

All VPCs created in Stax are architected with the below configuration:

  • Up to 3 Availability Zones are supported in a Networking Hub. In the event you wish to deploy a Networking Hub into a region with more than three availability zones, only three will be utilized. If you deploy to a region with only two availability zones, only two will be used in your Networking Hub
  • 4 Subnets - Public, Private, Restricted and Transit Gateway Subnets
  • Gateway VPC Endpoints can be created for AWS Services that support them
  • VPC Flow Logging is enabled. All flow logs are routed to an S3 bucket in your logging account

VPCs can be created in any one of three predefined sizes:

  • Small (/23)
  • Medium (/22)
  • Large (/20)

Before You Begin

  • Ensure you are an Admin or User in your Stax tenancy
  • If you'd like to add a Private Hosted Zone (PHZ) Prefix to your VPC to set the domain name, you will first need to ensure you've set a PHZ Suffix on your Networking Hub (see Manage Networking Hubs)
  • You will need to ensure the CIDR Range you wish to allocate to your VPC has already been created (see Manage CIDR Ranges)
  • You will need to ensure the account in which you wish to deploy your VPC has already been created (see Create a Stax account)
  • If deleting a VPC that contains custom workloads or resources, first delete all resources that depend on the VPC
  1. Log in to the Stax console

  2. Select Networks in the left-hand nav

  3. Select the desired Networking Hub from the Networks page

    Stax Networks Hubs

The details of the Networking Hub selected will be displayed.

Stax Networks Hub Details Page

Create a Stax VPC

From your Hub's main page:

  1. Select + Create, then select VPC

    Create VPC
  2. In the Create a VPC form, enter a Name and Description to represent the VPC to be created

  3. From the drop-down list, choose the CIDR Range you wish to create the VPC in

  4. Select the desired VPC Type from the options. Review Types of Stax VPCs for guidance on selecting the correct VPC type

  5. If you chose the Flat VPC type, either create or select an existing Zone for the VPC to be a member of

  6. Choose the subnet size

    Create VPC Form
  7. Within the Gateway VPC Endpoints section, choose any endpoints you wish to enable in the Gateway VPC

    Create VPC Form - Endpoints Section
  8. Choose the AWS Application Account to deploy your VPC into. The region is preselected and will align with that of the parent Networking Hub

    Create VPC Form - Account Section
  9. Within the Advanced settings section, if you've specified a private hosted zone suffix for your Networking Hub, you'll be able to choose a prefix for the new VPC here. Additionally, you can select whether or not a Virtual Private Gateway, Internet Gateway or CloudWatch VPC Flow Logs is required.

    Create VPC Form - Advanced settings
  10. Apply any appropriate tags to the new VPC

    Create VPC Form - Tags Section
  11. Select Create

The VPC will take a few minutes to create, depending on the options you have selected, but will appear in the list of VPCs immediately with a status of CREATE_IN_PROGRESS.

View a VPC

From your Hub's main page:

  1. Select the VPCs tab on the main window to see a list of all VPCs in your Networking Hub

    VPC List
  1. To view the details of a specific VPC, select the VPC from the list

    Select VPC from List
  2. The details drawer will open to the right revealing the details of your VPC

    VPC Details Drawer

Edit a VPC's Details and Gateway VPC Endpoints

From your Hub's main page:

  1. Select the VPCs tab on the main window

    VPC List
  2. To edit the details of a specific VPC, click the vertical ellipsis (⋮) located to the right of the VPC name, then select Edit from the list

    Edit VPC
  3. Make the required changes to the VPC's details or configuration

  4. Select the Save button

Delete a VPC

From your Hub's main page:

  1. Select the VPCs tab on the main window

    VPC List
  2. To delete a specific VPC, click the vertical ellipsis (⋮) located to the right of the VPC name, then select Delete from the list

    Delete VPC
    You cannot delete the Transit VPC - it can only be deleted by Stax as part of deleting the Networking Hub. Additionally, you cannot delete a VPC that contains custom workloads or resources. Delete any resources from the VPC before continuing
  1. Select the Yes, delete button to confirm the deletion of the VPC

    Confirm Delete VPC

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