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Add a network adapter to a VMware VM

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Add a network adapter to a VMware VM

You can add a network adapter to a VM at any time.

Before you begin

Role required: cloud_user or cloud_admin


  1. Navigate to My Virtual Assets and then click either My Virtual Assets or My VMware Assets.
  2. In the list, click the VM name.
  3. Verify that the VM is in the On, Off, or Paused state. If not, then click the Stop VM or Start VM or Pause VM related link as needed. Proceed when the State of the VM is On, Off, or Paused.
  4. Click the Add Network Adapter related link, specify the following settings, and then click OK.
    Adapter type Type of network adapter to add.
    Network Network to connect the adapter to.
    Connect at power-on Select the check box to connect the network adapter to the VM when the VM is powered on.

    Clear the check box to leave the network adapter in a not-connected state.

    Note: If the VM is under change control (default setting and typically the case for production systems), the system generates a change request when you submit the request. You receive email when the cloud operator approves. After approval, return to the VM Instance form and click the Proceed with Change related link.
    After the network adapter is added, the system adds a network adapter record to a related list on the VM record.