Adding network interfaces

You can add new network interfaces if you need to separate network traffic.

Before you begin

You must have added the network interface to the virtual appliance using vSphere.

The virtual appliance must be powered on.

About this task

Note: You cannot perform this operation if Unified Manager is installed on Red Hat Enterprise Linux or on Microsoft Windows.

Steps

  1. In the vSphere console Main Menu, select System Configuration > Reboot Operating System.
    After rebooting, the maintenance console can detect the newly added network interface.
  2. Access the maintenance console.
  3. Select Network Configuration > Enable Network Interface.
  4. Select the new network interface and press Enter.
    Example
    Select eth1 and press Enter.
  5. Type y to enable the network interface.
  6. Enter the network settings.
    You are prompted to enter the network settings if using a static interface, or if DHCP is not detected.
    After entering the network settings, you automatically return to the Network Configuration menu.
  7. Select Commit Changes.
    You must commit the changes to add the network interface.