Network configuration

Rockstor supports basic network configuration from the Web-UI. Network interfaces can be configured with DHCP or Static IP configuration. Configuration using the Web-UI is intuitive and self guided with helpful tooltips for each input field.

To view or configure network, navigate to Network Interfaces screen under the System tab. Rockstor fetches the current state and lists all ethernet devices and connection information on this screen.


Re-configuring the Network

To alter the network configuration click on the pen icon in the Actions column. Please be aware though that altering the network configuration of the interface over which you are currently communicating with Rockstor can be problematic as once submitted you will have to manually change the IP you use to access Rockstor’s Web-UI.

Auto (DHCP)

DHCP is a very common and easy way to configure a network interface. This is the default/recommended method for home-office/small-office type deployments. Just select Auto (DHCP) in the Config Method dropdown and submit. An example of this default configuration is shown below.


Manual (Static IP)

It is more common to use Static IP configuration in commercial installations. Select Manual in the Config Method dropdown and provide appropriate input. The following is an example of a Static IP configuration.


Network Bonding and Teaming

Network bonding and teaming are currently not supported from the Web-UI. There are plans to add the support, but in the meantime, they can be configured from the command line.

Implementation details

NetworkManager is used to configure and manage connections. For more information see implementation details.