As a system administrator, you can configure additional network adapters by using the vSphere Client. The newly added adapters can be later configured by using the management interface of the VMware Cloud Director Availability appliance.

Prerequisites

Verify that the VMware Cloud Director Availability 4.0 appliance is successfully deployed.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the vCenter Server instance by using the vSphere Client.
  2. Navigate to the VMware Cloud Director Availability virtual machine.
  3. Right-click the VMware Cloud Director Availability virtual machine and from the drop-down menu select Edit Settings.
  4. In the Edit Settings window, click Add new device > Network Adapter.
  5. Select the appropriate network.
  6. Select VMXNET 3 as the adapter type and Automatic for the MAC address.
  7. Verify that Connected is selected and click OK.
    The VMware Cloud Director Availability virtual machine is configured with the new adapter.
  8. Log in to the management interface of the VMware Cloud Director Availability appliance.
    1. In a Web browser, go to https://Appliance-IP-Address/ui/admin.
      Use the IP address of the previously existing network adapter.
    2. Select Appliance login and enter the root user password.
    3. Click Login.
  9. In the left pane, click Settings.
  10. Under Appliance settings, expand the Network section.
    You can see all the network adapters that are added to the appliance. The newly added adapter is listed as Unconfigured.

What to do next

You can configure the new network adapter. For more information, see Configure a Network Adapter.