Product Documentation

Add a Virtual Network Interface

May 13, 2013
  1. Open the Add Virtual Interface dialog box by doing one of the following:
    • Select the VM in the Resources pane, click on the Networking tab and then click Add Interface.
    • On the Network page of the New VM wizard, click Add.
  2. Select a network location from the Network list.
  3. Specify the MAC address, either using an automatically-created MAC address based on the NIC MAC address, or by entering it manually:
    • To use a generated MAC address, click Auto-generate a MAC address.
    • To explicitly enter a MAC address, click Use this MAC address and enter an address in the form XY:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX where X is any hexadecimal digit, and Y is one of 2, 6, A or E.
  4. To set an optional I/O priority Quality of Service (QoS) setting for maximum network transfer rate, select the check box and enter a value in kilobytes per second (kB/s). If the pool is configured to use a vSwitch Controller, the QoS option in the Add Virtual Interface dialog box will be unavailable; in this case, you should configure QoS settings using the vSwitch Controller, if required.
    Important: The vSwitch Controller appliance is deprecated with the XenServer 6.2.0 release. Eventually, its functionality will be completely removed from the product, but it is still available in XenServer version 6.2.0. Customers should begin planning now to employ alternate methods for any applications, code, or usage that depend on the vSwitch Controller. For further details, refer to CTX137336.
  5. Click Add.