Product Documentation

Add a Virtual Network Interface

May 23, 2014
  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.
  5. Click Add.