Configuring ARP (NSM Procedure)

The address resolution protocol (ARP) is a protocol that is used to identify the hardware address of a network host. To configure ARP:

  1. In the NSM navigation tree, select Device Manager > Devices.
  2. Click the Device Tree tab, and then double-click the device for which you want to configure the ARP.
  3. Click the Configuration tab. In the configuration tree, select System > Arp.
  4. Select Enable Feature to enable this feature.
  5. Add or modify settings as specified in Table 178.
  6. Click one:
    • OK—Saves the changes.
    • Cancel—Cancels the modifications.
    • Apply—Applies the ARP configuration settings.

Table 178: Arp Configuration Details

OptionFunctionYour Action

Comment

Supplies a descriptive comment for the ARP.

(Optional) Enter a comment.

Aging Timer

Specifies the change in the ARP aging time value.

Set the aging timer value. Range: 1 - 240.

Passive Learning

Specifies the ARP passive learning.

Select the Passive Learning check box to enable this feature.

Purging

Specifies that the ARP purges when the link goes down.

Select the Purging check box to enable this feature.

Gratuitous Arp On Ifup

Specifies the gratuitous ARP announcement on the interface up.

Select the Gratuitous Arp On Ifup check box to enable this feature.

Gratuitous Arp Delay

Specifies the delay in the gratuitous Arp request.

Set the gratuitous ARP delay value. Range: -2147483648 - 2147483647.

System > Arp > Interfaces

Comment

Supplies a descriptive comment for the interface.

(Optional) Enter a comment.

System > Arp > Interfaces > Arp Interface

Name

Specifies the logical interface name for the ARP interface.

Enter an ARP interface name.

Comment

Supplies a descriptive comment for the ARP interfaces.

(Optional) Enter a comment.

Aging Timer

Specifies the change in the ARP aging time value.

Set the aging timer value. Range: 1 - 240.

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