Creating VNICs with the same VLAN ID for clustered controllers
This example is for an active-active configuration with half of the network
ports on standby. This task creates two V
NICs with identical VLAN IDs on top of the same device datalink.
Each VNIC is configured with an interface, and each interface is assigned to a
different head. Traffic flows over the cable associated with the underlying
active port on one head, as well as the underlying standby port on the other
head. Thus, the otherwise idle standby port can be used with VNICs.
When the cluster is in state AKCS_CLUSTERED, click the Datalinks
Select the VNIC checkbox, optionally set name and MTU, set the VLAN ID,
choose a device from the Devices list, and click "APPLY". The new VNIC
datalink appears in the Datalinks list.
Click the Interface
Set desired properties, choose the VNIC datalink previously created, and
click "APPLY". The interface appears in the Interfaces list.
Create another VNIC as described in steps 1 and 2 with the same Device
and VLAN ID, and create an interface for it as described in steps 3 and
The running appliance network configuration has not yet changed. When you
are finished configuring interfaces, click "APPLY" at the top to commit the
Click the Cluster tab. The two newly created interfaces appear in the
Resource section with default owners.
Use the Owner pull-down list to assign one of the two interfaces to the
other head and click "APPLY".