XCP-ng : Manage physical NICs

I already had my Intel EXPI9404PT PRO/1000 PT Quad Port Server Adapter 10/100/1000Mbps PCI-Express 4 x RJ45 installed during installation and I gave the port 0 (etho) as the default NIC.

Now I want a separate network to create a demo company infrastructure. I plugged in port 1 (eth1) for this network,

[19:49 xcp-ng etc]# xe pif-list
uuid ( RO)                  : 055e90ff-8bc0-65bb-6f70-2215bb6e8d27
                device ( RO): eth0
    currently-attached ( RO): true
                  VLAN ( RO): -1
          network-uuid ( RO): 7cd2599b-e41b-09dd-58b0-dac77dadc480

uuid ( RO)                  : 93c77393-5887-b97c-8dd9-116452caa332
                device ( RO): eth1
    currently-attached ( RO): true
                  VLAN ( RO): -1
          network-uuid ( RO): 8b0c6b52-f659-a327-ff7d-51ca2d5dd45c

uuid ( RO)                  : 3aecf807-4426-89eb-04cd-923a3072c2cb
                device ( RO): eth3
    currently-attached ( RO): true
                  VLAN ( RO): -1
          network-uuid ( RO): eea10169-268a-4939-2a4f-dab13f555c81

uuid ( RO)                  : 195de94e-80d5-557b-dbff-40019cff04bd
                device ( RO): eth2
    currently-attached ( RO): true
                  VLAN ( RO): -1
          network-uuid ( RO): eae011e0-0a09-38a7-a18f-f51d562f7619

the Pool and Host indicates its connected, however no IP has been assigned to it, Is there any additional stops I need to do on xcp-ng in order for the IP to be assigned?


What is the best way to accomplish this goal and do you have a video showing how to do something like this?

When you load XCP-NG it will detect all the installed network interfaces, if you add one after the install there is a process to follow here:

Thanks for the reply, I will not be adding another NIC, just use eth1 for the Demo Company. After creating a VM the correct IP was assigned to it through pfSense Vlan assignment, so I assuming I’m good to go to start creating my Demo Company infrastructure.

As of now, I’m using NETGEAR’s ProSAFE GS108PE to manager the Vlans, I want the Demo Company inaccessible to other users accept through FreeIPA management. This will be my model for my production company.

Any videos or docs you can link me too that will help me accomplish this work would be appreciated.

I don’t have any videos on FreeIPA but here are all of my XCP-NG videos XCP-NG & Xen Orchestra - YouTube

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One more Q, basically I want to create a separate Lab for this Demo Company, is that possible with XCP-ng even though I have other VMs on the same server?

Yes, that can be done in XCP-ng.

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