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To attach your VM to virtual networks, create network interfaces.

If you deploy a VM without configuring a network interface, the platform will automatically assign an address in the default network.

Privilege: Edit virtual appliance details, Manage virtual network elements, Manage public IPs, Manage floating IPs, Attach NICs in restricted networks to VMs, Detach NICs in restricted networks from VMs, Assign public IPs to VMs, Assign external IPs to VMs

Your administrator may create or obtain multiple IP addresses for your virtual datacenters under Virtual datacenters → Networks.

Create NICs and IP addresses

To create NICs and attach them to a VM:

  1. Go to Virtual datacenters → Virtual appliances
  2. If your VM is deployed and you are not using hot-reconfigure of NICs, shut down the VM
  3. Edit the VM and go to Networks
  4. Select a network type and a network
    1. Private networks with private IP addresses that only allow your VMs to communicate with others inside the same virtual datacenter.
    2. External networks that belong to an enterprise and allow VMs to communicate with machines outside their virtual datacenter
    3. Public networks with Internet addressable public IP addresses
  5. Depending on the network type, you may be able to:
    • Request an automatically created NIC and IP by dragging and dropping "Automatically generated IP" to your VM. This IP address will be created and assigned at deploy time.
    • Create a new IP address and NIC by clicking the + add button, which requires the Manage virtual network elements privilege 
    • Purchase a public IP address by clicking the Purchase public IPs button
    • Create a new NIC by dragging an IP address into the IPs pane

    For each VM your administrator may limit the total number of network interfaces and/or the number of network interfaces in the same network

Optionally set Default gateway
  • If you are not sure about the gateway, don't worry! If there is no default gateway selected, the platform uses the gateway address of the network of the first NIC on the VM.
  • If you change the NICs on the VM, check the gateway is still valid, because you won't be able to save your VM until the gateway is valid.

In the Default gateway box, optionally select an address to be the default gateway of the VM.

Edit VM network configuration

To reorder network interfaces in the VM in supported clouds:
  1. Beside a network interface, click the pencil edit button
  2. Enter the desired number in the sequence where you would like to move the interface
  3. Click OK

To remove a NIC from a VM:

  1. Check that its network does not have the default gateway address for the VM
  2. Click the X beside the NIC

To change the default gateway:

  1. Select a new gateway from the list. 

To remove the current default gateway:

  1. Select the gateway address
  2. Click the X delete button beside the gateway address

For public cloud network configurations, please check for the following:

  • Automatic network configuration or network requirements, for example, a required public IP
  • Charges for public IPs that are not used by running VMs. When you remove an IP from a VM or undeploy the VM, if you no longer need the same IP address, remove it from your VDC and the platform.
  • Different public IP address when you remove a public IP and add another public IP to your virtual datacenter and VM
  • Limits for public IPs that are independent of any public IP limit in the platform

Privilege: Manage floating IPs

A public IP that is not part of any network in the platform is called a floating IP.

To remove a public IP from your VM

  1. Power off or undeploy the VM
  2. Click the trash bin delete button near the IP address.

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