How to Add additional Interface to a Virtual loadMaster(VLM)
When first deploying a VLM, each VLM has two interfaces, eth0 and eth1. To add more interfaces on a VLM, extra Network Interface Cards (NICs) need to be added to your VLM machine. The steps to add a NIC depends on which platform you are using, for example VMware or Hyper-V.
The general process of adding extra NICs is as follows:
- Power down the VLM.
- Edit the configuration of your VLM machine.
- Add the number of NICs you want and assign static MAC addresses to the NICs.
- Power on the machine.
When the VLM machine powers up, the VLM will have extra interfaces.
I tried this and as happened to me once before with MAC addresses, my VLM became inaccessible on all but the eth0 interface. I assume licensing was reset it. Thank goodness for snapshots!
UPDATE: There is a bug? that when adding more than 3 vmxnet NICs to a Linux VM (and therefore VLM) that the new NIC becomes eth0, thereby clobbering the licensing of the VLM. I contacted support and they suggested using E1000 adapters for new NICs beyond the existing 4 i had already configured. This worked as expected.
Our VLM via your OVF file contained only 1 interface, not 2 as indicated.