vCloud Director VS Network Interfaces

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

When you create a VS 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 VS's primary network interface. 

  • To run the VS, at least one network interface with an assigned IP address (or addresses) is required! 
  • To allocate another physical network, add a new network interface.
  • The maximum number of networks that can be added to a virtual server is 10.



View Virtual Server Network Interfaces



To see the list of all network interfaces allocated to the VS:

  1. Go to your Control Panel's Virtual Servers menu.
  2. Click the label of the virtual server you are interested in.
  3. Click the Networking tab and then click Network Interfaces.
  4. On the page that follows you will see the following fields:
    • Interface - the optional label of the network interface
    • Network join - the name of the network and a compute resource or compute zone this network is joined to
    • Port Speed - the speed set for the interface
    • Adapter Type - the network adapter type appropriate for this VS
    • Primary Interface – indication whether the interface is primary or not.

Here you can also view Interface Usage, edit and delete network interface (using icon controls) and add a new network interface using the button at the bottom of the screen.


Create Virtual Server Network Interface



To add a network interface:

  1. Go to your Control Panel's Virtual Servers menu.
  2. Click the label of the virtual server you are interested in.
  3. Click the Networking tab and then click Network Interfaces.
  4. Click the Add New Network Interface button at the bottom of the screen.
  5. On the screen that appears, specify the following details:
    • Connected - select this checkbox to indicate that the network interface is connected to VS
    • Physical Network - select a physical network from the drop-down menu that lists network joins assigned to vApp
    • Adapter Type - select one of the following network adapter types for this VS: 

      • Vlance

      • E1000

      • E1000E

      • VMXNET

      • VMXNET 2 (Enhanced)

      • VMXNET 3

      • FLEXIBLE

      The VMXNET 3 adapter is selected by default as it is the most recent virtual network device from VMware that was designed for high performance. For more information on selecting network adapters, refer to VMware Documentation.

  6. Click the Submit button.

The maximum number of networks that can be added to a virtual server is 10.

Edit Virtual Server Network Interface



To edit a network interface:

  1. Go to your Control Panel's Virtual Servers menu.
  2. Click the label of the virtual server you are interested in.
  3. Click the Networking tab and then click Network Interfaces.
  4. Click the Edit icon next to the interface you want to edit.
  5. On the page that appears, you can change the following network interface details: 
    • Primary interface? - select this checkbox to indicate that this interface is primary
    • Connected - select this checkbox to indicate that the network interface is connected to VS
    • Physical network - select a network join from the drop-down menu that lists network joins assigned to vApp
  6. Click the Submit button.

Delete Virtual Server Network Interface


To delete a network interface:

  1. Go to your Control Panel's Virtual Servers menu.
  2. Click the label of the virtual server you are interested in.
  3. Click the Networking tab and then click Network Interfaces.
  4. Click the Delete interface button next to the interface you want to delete.
  5. In the pop-up box, click OK to confirm the deletion.