Connect to XenServer Over a Public Interface

By default the SoftLayer installation of XenServer is configured to use the private network interface for all management connections. Please note that changing this is a risk and is not at all advised. If you are having issues with connecting on the private network, please open a Support ticket to get this issue resolved. 

If you wish to reconfigure XenServer to use the public interface, please execute the following commands as root from the host (host should not be pooled!):

  1. xe pif-list
  2. Make note of the uuid of the interface you are wishing to enable (most likely eth1 or bond1).
  3. Run the following command: 
xe host-management-reconfigure pif-uuid=

These changes take place immediately and do not require a reboot.