This section describes how to configure and operate with physical network NICs.
NIC Interfaces Table
This table lists all the physical network interfaces available in the system.
NAME. The system name of the physical interface.
ALIAS. Interface alias, it identifies the interface with an alias that can be easily accessed when configuring a farm or any other service.
ADDRESS. Network-layer IP address of the physical interface if configured. It Supports IPv4 and IPv6.
MAC. Link-layer MAC address of the physical interface.
NETMASK. The subnet mask of the bonding interface if configured. It must be configured at the same time as the IP Address.
GATEWAY. Default gateway used by the NIC.
STATUS. The status of a given NIC, the available values are Green if the NIC is up and Red if the NIC is down or the link has not been detected.
ACTIONS. The available actions for every NIC in the table are the following:
- Edit. Change the NIC configuration like IP address, netmask, and gateway.
- Bring up. Set the interface up and configured to accept traffic.
- Bring down. Set the interface down and stop accepting traffic.
- Unset. Remove the NIC configuration.
- Cluster. No actions are allowed as this NIC is used in the cluster service for synchronization and heartbeat processes. In order to modify this interface is required to disable the cluster service.
- Lock. No actions are allowed as this NIC is part of a bonding or link aggregation. In order to modify this interface is required to delete the bonding interface.
Through the Actions menu button, the previous actions are available for the selected interfaces through the checkbox of the first column.