Add a User Friendly Name to VLANs

Updated by Mark Turpin on Sep 02, 2015
Article Code: kb/689
Add a User Friendly Name to VLANs

CenturyLink Cloud customers may wish to provide a friendly name to the VLAN(s) in their account. This feature is now available globally. This feature makes it easy to identify the role of that specific network in the overall Cloud topology. 


CenturyLink Cloud Control Portal Administrators.    


  • A CenturyLink Cloud Account
  • Account Admin Permissions

Detailed Steps

1. Navigate to Networks and select the existing VLAN you wish to add a friendly name.


2. Select the edit button


3. Input a new friendly name and description for the VLAN


Alternatively, you can input a new friendly name with the subnet included. This allows you to see the subnet on the "create server" page as the description will not be viewable there.


4. The newly assigned VLAN friendly name is now available and will be shown in the Control Portal.