How to create LAN interface to VCL

Modified on Thu, 28 Mar 2019 at 11:39 AM

The Virtual Central Lock can have multiple LAN and VLAN interfaces that can provide access to your own local networks and services. The initial configuration of Virtual Central Lock contains a default LAN1 interface that is not connected to any real adapter. In order to assign LAN1 to a real adapter, it must be first deleted by navigating to Network > Interfaces and selecting Delete next to

interface ‘LAN1’.

In order to add additional LAN interfaces for the Virtual Central Lock, you must first configure a new network adapter for the virtual machine. This is done differently depending on your virtualisation platform and typically requires restarting the virtual machine. In case layer 2 VPN connections from Keys or Locks are required, the network adapter should be configured to allow MAC address spoofing or promiscuous mode:

• Hyper-V: In the Network Adapter’s settings, go to Advanced Features and tick Enable MAC address spoofing

• VirtualBox: In the Network Adapter’s settings, open Advanced menu and set Promiscuous Mode: Allow All

After the new network adapter is added, it can be configured in the web user interface by selecting Network > Interfaces > Add. In the “Add interface” view, set the port role as ‘LAN’, define a number for the interface (e.g. starting from ‘1’), choose the IP address assignment method (DHCP or static) and finally choose the newly added network adapter. After clicking Submit, the IP address and DHCP server settings can be configured if protocol was set to static. After clicking Save, the new interface is ready to be used and it can be included in Access Groups or additional VLANs utilising the interface can be created (see User Manual).

Remember to choose free address from actual LAN network that you are connecting VCL to. Also you need to have bridge between virtual machine switch and actual network so that connection to VCL will work.