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Network Menu: Interfaces

 

The interface window is available from Network > Elements > Interfaces

Figure 1: Interfaces Window
Interfaces Window


General Tab



Field

Description

Interface Name

The interface name

IP Address/Mask

The IP address and mask of the interface

Bandwidth

The allocated bandwidth

Layer

Layer 3 (IP) or Layer 2 (switches)

Node

The node which contains the interface

Link

The link which uses the interface

Oper Status

The operational status of the interface (active, passive, planned, down, unknown)

Admin Status

The administration status of the interface (active passive, planned, down)



Advanced Tab - Layer 3



Field

Description

VCI/DLCI

The virtual circuit identifier or the data link connection identifier for ATM frame relay

VPN

The VPN being used on the interface

VRF

The virtual routing and forwarding instance name

VRouter

The virtual router name

HSRP

The hot standby routing protocol

Encapsulation

The interface encapsulation type

Multipoint

The multipoint interface

APS Group

The automatic protection switching group

APS Protected Address

The automatic protection switching address

APS Protected Node

The automatic protection switching node

VLAN ID

The VLAN associated with this interface, if any

Aggregated Interface

The aggregated interface (for example, ae0, ae1 for Juniper Networks) associated with this interface.

To associate an interface with a link, modify the link’s Location tab. Click on the search button next to each Interface text box to bring up the Select Interface window. Highlight the interface you wish to associate with that end of the link and click OK.

Advanced Tab - Layer 2

Field

Description

Encapsulation

The interface encapsulation type

VLAN ID

The VLAN associated with this interface, if any

Redundant Trunk Group

Redundant trunk groups can be configured on EX-series switches so that when the active link in the group fails, a secondary link will start forwarding data traffic.

Aggregated Interface

The aggregated interface (for example, ae0, ae1 for Juniper Networks) associated with this interface.

Port Mode

Access (SW_ACCESS) or Trunk (SW_TRUNK)

Tagging

Specifies the tagging type (For Juniper Networks, VLAN_TAGGING is for single tagging, STACKED_TAGGING is for double taggin, and FLEX_TAGGING can be configured on the physical interface to support different tagging types on different logical interfaces of the same physical interface).



Right-Click Menu Options



  • Live Interface Load (Live Network only): Indicates the traffic load collected by Paragon Planner using the Traffic Collection Manager.

  • Show Related Interface(s): Opens a table of related subinterface(s) of a physical interface, aggregate link (for example, ae link) to which this interface belongs, if applicable, and connected interface(s). The Relation column indicates the nature of the relationship (Physical/Main Interface, Sibling, Connected, Self, Subinterface, etc.) When selecting a link of this table, the bottom pane indicates the relationship. For example, for WAS3640.Ethernet0/1.6, the Physical/Main Interface is WAS3640.Ethernet0/1, a Sibling interface is WAS3640.Ethernet0/1.2, and a Connected interface is J3.ge-0/0/1.6 (there is a link between WAS3640 and J3).



Add Interfaces



To add an interface, click Add to open the Add Interface window. Then specify an Interface Name, IP Address/Mask, Bandwidth, and select a Node from the drop-down box.



Modify Interfaces



To modify an interface, select an interface and click Modify to make the desired changes.

To associate an interface with a link, go to the Links window and click Modify. In the Location tab, click on search button next to each Interface text box to bring up the Select Interface window. Highlight the interface you wish to associate with that end of the link and click “OK”.