7.6. Creating VNICs

A VNIC is used by a virtual machine to provide virtual network interfaces by defining a range of MAC addresses. Each MAC address corresponds with a single virtual NIC, which is used by a virtual machine. You can create a VNIC when you create a virtual machine, or you can create VNICS at any time using the Virtual NICs subtab of the Networking tab.

To create VNICs:

  1. Click the Networking tab. Click the Virtual NICs subtab.


    You can also click Create VNICs... Create VNICs... icon in the toolbar in the Servers and VMs tab to create VNICs.

  2. In the Create Virtual NICs area, enter a MAC address in the Initial Address field, or click (Auto Fill) to randomly select the first MAC address to use.

  3. Select the number of addresses that you want to create in the Create list, and click Create. The VNICs are created and listed in the Virtual NIC table.

After the creation of the VNICs you are able to use them when you create virtual machines. For more information on creating virtual machines, see Section 7.7, “Creating a Virtual Machine”.


If you run more than one Oracle VM Manager instance, you must not have overlapping MAC address ranges. If you create a MAC address that is already in the Oracle VM Manager database, an error message is displayed.