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Managing LAN Segments on a Tenant Site

 

A network on a tenant site is divided into multiple LAN segments to improve traffic management and security. A LAN segment is a small portion of a LAN that is used by a work group. A grouping of multiple LAN segments form a department. LAN segments are separated by a bridge or router.

You can view and manage LAN segments from the LAN tab of the Site Name page.

These topics describe how to manage LAN segments on a site.

Adding LAN Segments

You add LAN segments from the Site Name page.

To add a LAN segment:

  1. Click Resources > Site Management.

    The Sites page appears.

  2. Click the site for which you want to add the LAN segment.

    The Site-Name page appears.

  3. Click the add icon (+) on the LAN tab.

    The Add LAN Segment page appears.

  4. Complete the configuration settings according to the guidelines provided in Table 1.Note

    Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are mandatory.

  5. Click OK.

    You are returned to the Site-Name page, where the LAN segment that you added is displayed.

Table 1: Add LAN Segment Settings

Field

Description

Name

Enter a name for the LAN segment.

The name for a LAN segment should be a unique string of alphanumeric characters and some special characters (. -). No spaces are allowed and the maximum length allowed is 15 characters.

Type

Note: This field is displayed only for LAN segments associated with enterprise hub sites.

Select the type of LAN segment:

  • Directly Connected (default)—Indicates that the LAN segment is directly connected to the site.

  • Dynamic Routed—Indicates that the LAN segment is not directly connected to the site and is reachable by using a dynamic route. If you select this option, you must specify the dynamic routing information.

VLAN ID

Enter the VLAN ID for the LAN segment.

Range: 2 through 4093.

Department

Select a department to which the LAN segment is assigned.

Alternatively, click the Create Department link to create a new department and assign the LAN segment to it. See Add a Department for details.

You can group LAN segments as departments for ease of management and for applying policies at the department-level. For LAN segments that are dynamically routed, you can assign only a data center department.

Protocol

For dynamically routed LAN segments, select the routing protocol (BGP or OSPF) to be used by the data center department to learn routes from the data center.

Advertise LAN Prefix

For dynamically routed LAN segments, click the toggle button to advertise the LAN prefix of the SD-WAN spoke site to the data center through the data center department associated with the enterprise hub.

By default, the Advertise LAN Prefix field is disabled.

Note: You must avoid overlapping IP addresses between the SD-WAN LAN network and the datacenter network.

Gateway Address/Mask

Enter a valid gateway IP address and mask for the LAN segment. This address will be the default gateway for endpoints in this LAN segment.

For example: 192.0.2.8/24.

DHCP

For directly connected LAN segments, click the toggle button to enable DHCP (default).

You can enable DHCP if you want to assign IP addresses by using a DHCP server or disable DHCP if you want to assign a static IP address to the LAN segment.

Note: If you enable DHCP, additional fields appear on the page.

Additional fields related to DHCP

Address Range Low

Enter the starting IP address in the range of IP addresses that can be allocated by the DHCP server to the LAN segment.

Address Range High

Enter the ending IP address in the range of IP addresses that can be allocated by the DHCP server to the LAN segment.

Maximum Lease Time

Specify the maximum duration (in seconds) for which a client can request for and hold a lease on the DHCP server.

Default: 1440

Range: 0 through 4,294,967,295 seconds.

Name Server

Specify one or more IPv4 addresses of the DNS server.

To enter more than one DNS server address, type the address, press Enter, and then type the next address.

Note: DNS servers are used to resolve hostnames into IP addresses.

CPE Ports

For sites with SD-WAN capability, the CPE Ports field is disabled and the CPE ports that you can include in the LAN segment are listed.

Select the ports from the Available column and click the right-arrow to move the ports to the Selected column.

BGP Configuration

Note: This section is displayed only for dynamic routed LAN segments with BGP specified as the protocol.

Authentication

Select the BGP route authentication method to be used:

  • None—Indicates that no authentication should be used. This is the default.

  • Use MD5—Indicates that MD5 is to be used for authentication. If you choose this option, you must specify an authentication key.

Peer IP Address

Enter the IP address of the BGP neighbor.

Peer AS Number

Enter the autonomous system (AS) number of the BGP neighbor.

Auth Key

If you specified that MD5 should be used for authentication, specify an MD5 authentication key (password), which is used to verify the authenticity of BGP packets.

OSPF Configuration

Note: This section is displayed only for dynamic routed LAN segments with OSPF specified as the protocol.

OSPF Area ID

Specify the OSPF area identifier to be used for the dynamic route.

Authentication

Select the OSPF route authentication method to be used:

  • Password—Indicates that password-based authentication should be used. If you choose this option, you must specify the password. (This is the default).

  • Use MD5—Indicates that MD5 is to be used for authentication. If you choose this option, you must specify an authentication key.

  • None—Indicates that no authentication should be used.

Password

Enter the password to be used to verify the authenticity of OSPF packets.

Confirm Password

Retype the password for confirmation purposes.

MD5 Auth Key ID

If you specified that MD5 should be used for authentication, enter the OSPF MD5 authentication key ID.

Range: 1 through 255.

Auth Key

If you specified that MD5 should be used for authentication, enter an MD5 authentication key, which is used to verify the authenticity of OSPF packets.

Deploying LAN Segments

After you create a LAN segment and assign it to a department, you must deploy the LAN segment. You can deploy LAN segments from the Site Name page.

To deploy one or more LAN segments:

  1. Click the LAN tab.
  2. Select one or more LAN segments that you want to deploy and click Deploy.

    A Deploy LAN Segment job is created.

    Note

    If a Deploy LAN Segment job is in progress for a site, wait for the job to finish before triggering another Deploy LAN Segment job.

    If you attempt to trigger a Deploy LAN segment job when another one is running, the job fails with a message indicating that the previous LAN segment deployment job is in progress.

  3. Click More > Deploy History to view job status and deployment history of the LAN segment.

    The Deploy LAN Segment History page displayed.

    Alternatively, you can verify the status of the job from the Monitor > Jobs page.

Reassigning a Department to a LAN Segment

You can reassign the department assigned to a LAN segment from the Site Name page.

To reassign a department:

  1. Click the LAN tab.
  2. Select a LAN segment and click Re-assign Department.

    The Re-assign Department page appears.

    Note

    You cannot reassign a LAN segment that is already assigned to a department and is deployed.

  3. Select the department to which the LAN segment is to be assigned.
  4. Click Deploy.

    The success message Re-assign department succeeded. is displayed.

  5. Click OK.

    The LAN segment with the newly assigned department is displayed on the tenant site page.

Deleting LAN Segments

You can delete a LAN segments from the Site Name page.

To delete a LAN segment:

  1. Select a LAN segment and click the delete icon (X) icon on the LAN tab.

    The Delete LAN Segment page appears.

  2. Click OK to confirm deletion.

    The LAN segment is deleted.