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    Ethernet Interfaces in a Junos Space Virtual Appliance Overview

    A Junos Space Virtual Appliance contains four Ethernet interfaces—eth0, eth1, eth2, and eth3. The Ethernet interfaces eth0 and eth3 support both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses. As a separate IP address is available for each IP stack, for any connection initiated by Junos Space, the source IP address (that is, the IPv4 or IPv6 address) of the connection is bound by the IP address type of a managed device. For a connection initiated by a managed device, Junos Space listens on both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of the device management interface (eth3). Therefore, a managed device can communicate with Junos Space by using its IPv4 or IPv6 address.

    Note: From Junos Space Network Management Platform Release 14.1R2 onward, you can configure Junos Space Ethernet interfaces with only IPv4 addresses, or both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses.

    Junos Space supports managed devices based on the IP address type (that is, the IPv4 or IPv6 address) configured for the device management interface. You can configure an IPv4 or IPv6 address for the device management interface. If the device management interface is not configured, the IP address type of the node management interface (eth0) is considered for communication with managed devices. Table 1 details the support matrix for IPv4 and IPv6 address configurations on the device management interface.

    Table 1: Matrix for IP Address Versions Supported on Devices

    eth0

    eth3

    IP Address of Managed Devices Supported by Junos Space

    IPv4 Address

    IPv6 Address

    IPv4 Address

    IPv6 Address

     

    Configured

    Not Configured

    Not Configured

    Not Configured

    IPv4

    Configured

    Configured

    Not Configured

    Not Configured

    IPv4 and IPv6

    Configured

    Not Configured

    Configured

    Not Configured

    IPv4

    Configured

    Not Configured

    Configured

    Configured

    IPv4 and IPv6

    Configured

    Not Configured

    Not Configured

    Configured

    IPv6

    Configured

    Configured

    Configured

    Configured

    IPv4 and IPv6

    You can use the Ethernet interfaces of Junos Space as follows:

    • eth0—Use the eth0 interface to configure the virtual IP (VIP) address of a fabric and the IP address of the node as well as to access the managed devices. The VIP address and the IP address of the node should be on the same subnet.

      The eth0:0 subinterface provides access to the Junos Space Network Management Platform GUI. You can access the GUI by using the VIP address of the fabric.

    • eth1—Use the eth1 interface as an administrative interface of a Junos Space node. Use SSH to access a Junos Space node through this interface. The eth0 interface and the eth1 interface can be on different subnets.

      If you configure eth1, SSH stops running on the eth0 and the eth3 interfaces. You can access the CLI of the Junos Space virtual appliance only through the eth1 interface.

      Note: From Junos Space Network Management Platform Release 14.1R1 onward, you can configure the eth1 Ethernet interface as an administrative interface.

    • eth2—The eth2 interface is reserved for future use.
    • eth3—Use the eth3 interface for SSH access to managed devices when the managed devices are on an out-of-band management subnet or on a subnet not accessible through the eth0 interface.

      Note: If the managed devices are not accessible through the default gateway, you must configure static routes. Any static route configured manually is populated in the main routing table, which is used to route traffic through the eth0 interface.

    Note: When you configure a node as an FMPM node, you can use only the eth0 and eth1 interfaces.

    • When you configure an appliance as a Junos Space node, you can configure the Ethernet interfaces as follows:
      • Configure only the eth0 interface.

        When only Ethernet interface (eth0) is used, the Junos Space nodes in the fabric, virtual IP (VIP) address of the fabric, and the devices being managed by Junos Space are on the same subnet.

      • Configure the eth0 and eth3 interfaces.

        When Ethernet interfaces eth0 and eth3 are used, the Junos Space nodes in the fabric and VIP address of the fabric are on the same subnet and are reachable through Ethernet interface eth0. The devices being managed by Junos Space are on the same subnet, which is different from the one reachable through Ethernet interface eth0, and are reachable through Ethernet interface eth3.

      • Configure the eth0 and eth1 interfaces.

        When Ethernet interfaces eth0 and eth1 are used, the Junos Space nodes in the fabric and the VIP address of the fabric may or may not be on the same subnet. The eth1 interface provides SSH access to the Junos Space nodes.

        The VIP address and the devices being managed by Junos Space are on the same subnet.

      • Configure the eth0, eth1, and eth3 interfaces.

        When Ethernet interfaces eth0, eth1, and eth3 are used, the Junos Space nodes in the fabric and the VIP address of the fabric may or may not be on the same subnet. The Junos Space nodes are reachable (SSH access) only through the eth1 interface.

        The managed devices can be reached through the eth0 interface if they are configured on the same subnet as the VIP address; on any other subnet, the managed devices can be reached through the eth3 interface.

        Note: If the managed devices are not reachable through the default gateway configured for the eth3 interface, you must configure static routes for the eth3 interface. The eth3 interface refers to the devint routing table.

        Any static route configured manually is populated in the main routing table, which is used to route traffic through the eth0 interface.

    • When you configure an appliance as a specialized node used for fault monitoring and performance monitoring (FMPM), you can use only the Ethernet interfaces eth0 and eth1.

      Ethernet interface eth1 provides SSH access to FMPM nodes.

    Note: For more information about the Junos Space fabric, refer to the Managing Nodes in the Junos Space Fabric chapter in the Junos Space Network Management Platform Workspaces Feature Guide (available at https://www.juniper.net/techpubs/en_US/release-independent/junos-space/index.html).

    Table 2 summarizes the functions of Ethernet interfaces on the Junos Space Virtual Appliance.

    Table 2: Junos Space Virtual Appliance Ethernet Interfaces

    Interface

    Function

    eth0

    SSH and device management, if only the Ethernet interface ETH0 or Ethernet interface 0 is used

    eth0:0

    GUI interface

    eth1

    SSH access to the Junos Space nodes

    Note: SSH is disabled on the eth0 and eth3 interfaces when eth1 is configured.

    eth2

    Reserved for future use

    eth3

    Device management when managed devices are on an out-of-band management subnet and not reachable by the Ethernet interface eth0

    Modified: 2016-07-05