Network Interface properties

The following table describes the field names shown in the HPE StoreEasy management console status screen when viewing a particular network. You can configure some of these items when you create network interfaces. You can add or modify others when you edit a network information. Other properties provide information only and are not modifiable by the user from the management console.

Property Description


Shows the name of available network interfaces so that you can use the management console to manage them.

Special characters allowed in network interface names are: `~!@#$%^&()_-+=;,.

Special characters restricted in the Name field are: '\/:*?<>|"'{[}]

Interface Name

Indicates the unique device name of the network interface. Describes the type of network interface in use, such as Ethernet 1Gb 2-port 332i Adapter.

Full Duplex

Represents the mode of data transmission. Full Duplex set to Yes means data can travel in two directions simultaneously. Two workstations can communicate across the network at the same time. Full Duplex set to No, means data can travel in one direction at a time. Each workstation can communicate across the network one at a time.

Link Speed

Indicates the maximum speed that the network interface supports to transfer data between client and server on the network. The type of device dictates this value.

Network Team

Indicates whether the network interface is part of a network team. If it is part of a team, the team name appears as a link that the user can follow to see Network Team details.

IP Configuration


Indicates that the network interface uses either DHCP to assign a dynamic IP address, or uses an assigned, static IP address for communication across the network. Choosing dynamic or static depends on business requirements. Check with your network administrator to determine which mode is best for your purposes. The network uses the IP address to identify the network device that sends or receives data.
  • DHCP (default): A DHCP server on the network assigns an IP address for the connection. DHCP addresses change dynamically. Each time a network interface connects to the network, DHCP assigns an IP address, and the assigned address can be different each time.

  • Static IP: Allows configuration of a static, or permanent, IP address and associated information (subnet mask and default gateway). A static IP address remains the same each time the network interface connects to the network.

IPv4 Address

This is the IP address assigned to the network interface. Every device connected to the network requires a unique IP address to provide unique identification. Network devices use IP addresses to communicate with each other.

Subnet Mask

A 32-bit numerical address that is a division of the IP address into network address and host address.

In IP networks, a network shares a particular subnet address. Subnetworks are networks arbitrarily segmented by a network administrator in order to provide a multilevel, hierarchical routing structure while shielding the subnetwork from the addressing complexity of attached networks.


The gateway should have a static address, because changing the address can cause packets not to be delivered. The gateway is typically assigned either the highest or lowest network address. This is not a requirement, but many organizations use a consistent addressing scheme to facilitate network planning.

DNS Configuration – Domain Name System (DNS) provides name to IP address mapping so that you can use a friendly name to describe the interface rather than an IP address. The DNS server maps the IP addresses on a network to names on the name server. For example, when a user types a domain name into a browser, the DNS server maps that domain name to its IP address and opens a communication channel.

The recommended DNS configuration includes both a primary and a secondary DNS server. This provides redundancy so that users can still connect, even if one DNS server becomes unavailable.

Primary (Required) Default DNS server. DNS servers have an IPv4 addresses applied across all port sets and subnets defined within the configuration.
Secondary (Recommended) Secondary DNS server. Used if the primary DNS server is unavailable.
Tertiary (Optional) Tertiary server (optional). Used if the primary and secondary DNS servers are unavailable.