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How to Create Private Networks

Machines are high-performing computing for scaling AI applications.

By default, machines cannot communicate privately with any other machines. Private networks create a dedicated subnet (logically isolated from other Paperspace customers) that enables machines and Shared Drives attached to the Private Network to communicate securely with each other. These isolated networks (subnets) allow traffic to move privately across your compute machines and shared storage. Private Networks are required for certain features, such as VPN Gateways.

Create a private network

You can add a private network at any time by clicking the Networks tab in the console.

  • Choose a name
  • Choose the region
  • Click create
Access private network

Adding machines to your private network

Machines can be launched in a Private Networks when creating the machine.

  1. On the Create a new machine page, navigate to the Networks section.

  2. Select your private network from the Private network dropdown.

Private network create machine
  1. Click the CREATE MACHINE button to create your machine.

Delete a private network

Private Networks can be removed anytime by clicking the Networks tab in the console.

  • Select the ellipsis (…) menu
  • Click delete
Delete private network

IP address allocation

Each of your Private Networks is assigned a random /24 subnet belonging to the RFC 1918 private IP address space. Users have the option to change to a /24 of their choosing, should it be a technical requirement for them, by submitting a ticket (provided this /24 adheres to the RFC 1918 private IP address space).

  • Private networks are region specific.
  • If machine is on during network migration, loss of connectivity may be experienced. The machine is running but you are not able to connect/SSH until you reboot the machine.
From the console, you can migrate machines between private networks and from the default network to a private network. It is not possible to migrate a machine back to the default network. If this is required, please file a support ticket.