Monitoring, Management & Location Tracking

How to create a virtual interface for Airwave?

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virtual network interface (VIF) is an abstract virtualized representation of a server network interface that may or may not correspond directly to a network controller interface.


The directory responsible for permanent IP address assignment is /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts. In this directory you need to create a file corresponding to your new virtual interface.


Please execute the following command to create the same:


#vi /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0:0


· In this file we need to enter the following values:



IPADDR=<Second IP address>

NETMASK=<Corresponding Subnet Mask>

NETWORK=<Corresponding Network IP>

BROADCAST=<Broadcast Address for the network>



· Once the changes are saved, Please execute the following command to restart the interface:


#service network restart


Execute the command ifconfig from the cli and you can verify if the virtual interface has been added to or not.

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