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Example: Configuring Switch Fabric Interfaces to Enable Switching in Chassis Cluster Mode on a Security Device

 

This example shows how to configure switching fabric interfaces to enable switching in chassis cluster mode.

Requirements

  • The physical link used as the switch fabric member must be directly connected to the device.

  • Switching fabric interfaces must be configured on ports that support switching features. See Ethernet Ports Switching Overview for Security Devices for information about the ports on which switching features are supported.

The physical link used as the switch fabric member must be directly connected to the device. Switching supported ports must be used for switching fabric interfaces. See Ethernet Ports Switching Overview for Security Devices for switching supported ports.

Before you begin, See Example: Configuring the Chassis Cluster Fabric Interfaces.

Overview

In this example, pseudointerfaces swfab0 and swfab1 are created for Layer 2 fabric functionality. You also configure dedicated Ethernet ports on each node to be associated with the swfab interfaces.

Configuration

CLI Quick Configuration

To quickly configure this section of the example, copy the following commands, paste them into a text file, remove any line breaks, change any details necessary to match your network configuration, copy and paste the commands into the CLI at the [edit] hierarchy level, and then enter commit from configuration mode.

Step-by-Step Procedure

To configure swfab interfaces:

  1. Configure swfab0 and swfab1 and associate these switch fabric interfaces to enable switching across the nodes. Note that swfab0 corresponds to node 0 and swfab1 corresponds to node 1.
  2. If you are done configuring the device, commit the configuration.

Results

From configuration mode, confirm your configuration by entering the show interfaces swfab0 command. If the output does not display the intended configuration, repeat the configuration instructions in this example to correct the configuration.

Verification

To confirm that the configuration is working properly, perform these tasks:

Verifying Switching Fabric Ports

Purpose

Verify that you are able to configure multiple ports as members of switching fabric ports.

Action

From configuration mode, enter the show interfaces swfab0 command to view the configured interfaces for each port.

From configuration mode, enter the show chassis cluster ethernet-switching interfaces command to view the appropriate member interfaces.