Manage Smart Server Networks

The Networking menu enables you to manage network interfaces, allocate IP addresses and set firewall rules for smart servers. In this document you can find information on how to manage Smart Server networks. 

  • To run the smart server, at least one network interface with an assigned IP address (or addresses) is required!
  • To allocate another physical network, add a new network interface.

Configure Smart Server Network Interfaces 


The Networking > Network Interfaces menu shows the virtual network interfaces allocated to the smart server. Network interfaces join the physical network to the smart server. 

When you create a smart server, a network interface is added automatically. This network interface will be assigned to the existing physical network using a spare IP (IPv4) and will be set primary by default.
OnApp supports IPv4 and IPv6. Since not every application supports IPv6, at least one IPv4 address must be allocated to a smart server primary network interface. 

To see the list of all network interfaces allocated to the smart server:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > Cloud > Smart Servers menu.
  2. Click the label of the smart server you're interested in.
  3. Click the Networking tab, then click Network Interfaces.
  4. On the page that follows you will see the following fields:
  • Interface – optional label of the network interface.
  • Network join – name of the network and a Compute resource or Compute zone this network is joined to.
  • Port speed – the speed set to the interface.
  • Primary interface – indication whether the interface is primary or not.

Here you can edit and delete network interfaces (using icon controls) and add a new network interface using the button at the bottom of the screen.

To add a network interface:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > Cloud > Smart Servers menu.
  2. Click the label of the smart server you're interested in.
  3. Click the Networking tab, then click Network Interfaces.
  4. Click the Add New Network Interface button at the bottom of the screen.
  5. On the screen that appears, input values for the following parameters:
    • Label – a human-friendly name for the new interface.
    • Physical Network – choose a network join from the drop-down menu, which lists network joins assigned to the Compute resource/Compute zone on which the smart server runs).
  6. Click the Submit button.

To edit network interface label, port speed or set it as primary (if none is marked as primary), click the Edit icon next to the appropriate network interface. After editing the port speed, the smart server should be power cycled for the change to take effect.

To delete a network interface, click the Delete icon next to the interface you want to delete.


Rebuild Smart Server Network



To rebuild a network join, added to the smart server (required after allocating new IP addresses):

  1. Go to your Control Panel > Cloud > Smart Servers menu.
  2. Click the label of the required smart server .
  3. On the screen that appears, click the Tools button, then click Rebuild Network.
  4. In the pop-up window, move the Force Reboot slider to the right, then select the smart server shutdown type:
  • Power OFF smart server
  • Shutdown smart server
  • Gracefully shutdown smart server

Smart servers are rebooted by default after rebuilding the network.

     5. Move the Required Startup slider to the right to start up the smart server automatically after the network is rebuilt.

     6. Click the Rebuild Network button.


Allocate/Remove Smart Server IP Addresses



In the Networking > IP Addresses tab you can find the list of assigned IP addresses, allocate new IP addresses and rebuild a network.
To allocate a new IP Address to the smart server:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > Cloud > Smart Servers menu.
  2. Click the label of the server you're interested in.
  3. Click the Networking tab, then click IP Addresses.
  4. Click the Allocate New IP Address button.
  5. Select a network interface from the drop-down menu (only the network interfaces you added to the smart server will be available)
  6. Select an IP address from the IP Pool associated with the network interface. 
  7. Click the Add IP Address button.
  8. Click the Rebuild Network button to rebuild the network.
You must rebuild the network after making changes to IP address allocations.

To remove an IP address from a smart server:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > Cloud > Smart Servers menu.
  2. Click the label of the server you're interested in.
  3. Click the Networking > IP Addresses tab.
  4. Click the Delete icon next to the IP address you want to delete.
  5. In the pop-up window that appears:
    • Choose Delete and rebuild the network option if you want to reboot a smart server and rebuild the network immediately after deleting the IP address. After choosing the Delete and rebuild the network option you will be redirected to the smart server Overview page.
    • Choose Delete without rebuilding the network option if you don't want to reboot a smart server. In this case to apply the changes, you will have to the reboot the smart server additionally.
You can't delete an IP address that is in use.

Display Network Speed for Network Interfaces on Smart Server Page



The main Smart Servers screen displays the network speed of each smart server primary network interface. To see the speed of all interfaces assigned to a smart server:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > Cloud > Smart Servers menu.
  2. Click the label of the smart server you are interested in.
  3. Click the Networking > Network Interfaces tab.
  4. On the screen that appears, the Port Speed column shows the network speed of the network interface.