Add Ethernet Interface
    • 17 Apr 2023
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    Add Ethernet Interface

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    Additional Ethernet interfaces can be added and configured when an additional physical interface is added. This can occur during a Nodegrid Manager installation, where the System might have more than two interfaces to better support network separation.

    1. Go to Network :: Connections.
    2. Click Add (displays dialog).
    3. Enter Name.
    4. On Type drop-down, select Ethernet (dialog changes). 
    5. Enter Description.
    6. If Connect Automatically checkbox is selected, connection is automatically established at startup.
    7. Set as Primary Connection checkbox (defines interface as the primary connection. Only one interface can be the primary.)
    8. If Enable LLDP advertising and reception through this connection checkbox is selected.  On Port ID drop-down, select one. On Port Description drop-down, select one. 
    9. Select Block Unsolicited Incoming Packets checkbox (automatically blocks all inbound connections on the interface).
    10. In Ethernet Connection menu (availability depends on device), on Link Mode drop-down, select one (selection depends on device configuration).
      Only available for copper interfaces. If one of these speeds is selected (not Auto), auto-negotiation (autoneg) is set to off. The selected speed/duplex becomes the default.
    11. On Enable IP Passthrough checkbox (expands dialog) enter details:
      1. Ethernet Connection drop-down, select one (selection varies depending on device)
      2. MAC Address (if blank, the system uses DHCP to get the device)
      3. Port Intercepts (any ports that should NOT pass through the Nodegrid device).
    12. In IPv4 Mode menu, enter details:
      1. No IPv4 Address radio button
      2. DHCP radio button
      3. Static radio button (if selected, expands dialog). Enter IP Address, BitMask. and (optional) Gateway IP
      4. (optional) IPv4 DNS Server
      5. IPv4 DNS Search (defines a domain name for DNS lookups)
      6. IPv4 Default Route Metric
      7. Ignore obtained IPv4 Default Gateway checkbox
      8. Ignore obtained DNS server checkbox
    13. In IPv6 Mode menu, enter details:
      1. No IPv6 Address radio button
      2. Link local Only radio button.
      3. Address Auto Configuration radio button
      4. Stateful DHCPv6 radio button
      5. If Static radio button is selected (displays menu). Enter IP AddressPrefix Length, and (optional) Gateway IP. 
    14. (optional) Enter IPv6 DNS Server.
      1. IPv6 DNS Search (defines domain name for DNS lookups)
      2. IPv6 Default Route Metric
      3. Ignore obtained IPv6 Default Gateway checkbox
      4. Ignore obtained DNS server checkbox
    15. Click Save.

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