Last modified Feb, 23, 2017
Set up network configuration

Network settings manage network interface configurations for physical as well as virtual interfaces, DNS, and the default gateway. Refer to the checklist guide that includes all the necessary environment resources. 

This interface is available to a user with administrative privileges for managing ScaleArc.

Configure network settings

  1.  Click the Settings tab > Network Settings on the ScaleArc dashboard.

  2.  The Network Settings screen has six columns. 


    IP addresses should only be configured from the ScaleArc UI to ensure underlying configurations within the ScaleArc framework are correctly associated for proper functionality.

    Additionally, any field with a gear icon next to it can be selected to define or modify its value. 

  1. Column Description Default/User input

    Name of the network interface on which the IP address is configured, for example, eth0 

    Autoselected. User input is not required.

    Communicates whether the link is up or down. 

    Physical IP

    IP address for the interface.  

    Enter the IP address for the interface.

    IP address of the network gateway. This setting is useful when you have multiple NICs.

    If you do not define this field, ScaleArc uses the default gateway. 

    Enter the gateway's IP address.
    Virtual IP This address can be chosen as the inbound/outbound address of a cluster. If you plan to use a virtual address because of your network topology, you need you define this address here before you create a cluster.
    See below.
    Clusters The list of clusters configured on this interface, if any. Autoselected. User input is not required.
    Primary DNS

    The IP address of your primary DNS

    Enter the primary DNS address.
    Secondary DNS The IP address of your secondary DNS Enter the secondary DNS address.
    Default Gateway

    The IP address of your default gateway

    Enter the default gateway's IP address.
    Search Domain

    The domain name used for hostname resolution

    Enter space-separated domain names.
    HTTP Proxy

    The HTTP proxy server, if applicable. If your environment requires an http proxy to access the internet over http, provide the necessary http proxy address.

    Enter the IP address of the proxy server.

VIP address

You have the option to configure the VIP address as a standard setup or for Kerberos.

Standard setup

Follow these procedures to set up a VIP address:

  1. Select the IP address.
  2. Select a subnet mask.  You do not need to add a hostname for this configuration.

  3. Click Add.
  4. The address now appears on the screen. 



This term refers to the virtual LAN on which ScaleArc connects to the switch. This setting is required only if you have  switch with VLAN.

  1. Click on theVLAN button on the Network screen.

  2. Enter the VLAN ID number you wish to to create. 
  3. Assign an IP address to this VLAN. 
  4. Specify the subnet and click on Add.  

NIC Bond

NIC bonding joins NICs (network interface cards) into one logical entity, with a single IP address. NIC bonding in ScaleArc provides many benefits: for instance, it bonds multiple bandwidths together and increases the potential throughput of your connection. 


If you are a repeat user and have one or more active clusters, you need to stop them before you can configure the NIC Bond.


  1. Click the NIC Bond button on the top right of the Network screen.

  2. Select the devices you wish to add together.
  3. Specify an IP address you wish to assign to the NIC bond.
  4. Select the netmask and click on Continue. 

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