Multiple NICs

Using two NICs with one vmPRO appliance

Beginning with the 2.2.0 release, vmPRO supports two Network Interface Cards (NICs). After initial install, the appliance has one network port (eth0). An additional NIC can be added.

Adding a NIC

  1. Add an additional NIC using VMWare's vSphere Client or V-Center; see below for an example of adding a NIC using vSphere Client. A NIC can be added whether the vmPRO appliance is running or not.
  2. Once the NIC is added and the appliance is powered up, view, and if necessary, configure the second network port in the vmPRO console setup wizard. The second network port will appear in the console as eth1, and is initially configured to acquire its IP address using DHCP.
  3. If the second NIC was added while the vmPRO appliance was running, ensure that the appliance recognizes the NIC properly by performing a network reset. Simply select Network Reset in the vmPRO console Setup wizard.

Removing a second NIC

Remove a NIC only when the vmPRO appliance is not running.

Example: Using vSphere Client to add a second NIC

  1. In the vSphere Client, locate the vmPRO appliance and select the appliance's Summary tab.
  2. In the Commands box on the Summary tab, click Edit Settings to open the Virtual Machine Properties window.
  3. Click the Add button in the Virtual Machine Properties to open the Add Hardware dialog.
  4. Follow the steps in the Add Hardware dialog to add an Ethernet Adaptor.
    Note: For maximum performance, the adapter type must be set to VMXNET 3 (the default value is Flexible).