This tab allows you to configure the IP address, netmask, gateway, HA virtual address, and VLAN of each interface, as well as enabling or disabling the interface.
For complete information on port usage. What follows below is a summary.
Most Appliances have four ports: two configured as a bridge called “Accelerated Pair A,” or apA, and two non-bridged motherboard ports, Primary and Aux1.
A typical installation uses only apA. Some Appliances may have a second accelerated pair. Acceleration is not supported on Primary or Aux1.
Accelerated pairs do not require an IP address for simple inline-mode operation, but an IP address is required if you use the CloudBridge Plug-in, WCCP, or SSL acceleration. If apA is left without an IP address, the Primary port should be enabled and have an IP address assigned to it so that the Appliance can be managed. Access from the serial and front-panel interfaces will still be active. Per-port access is controlled on the Configuration: Network Adapters page.
Except for the hostname, the network settings expect static IP addresses or masks in the usual decimal dotted-quad notation, such as “10.0.0.150”. These should be assigned as if the Appliance were simply another computer on its subnet, not as if it were a router (since it isn’t a router).
Changes do not take effect until you click the Update button and restart the unit.
If high-availability mode is used, one enabled interface needs to define an HA virtual IP address. This is used to manage the pair as if it were a single unit. Both Appliances in the pair use the same HA Virtual IP address.
By default, the browser-based user interface can be accessed from any enabled interface. You can use this checkbox to disable management access on selected interfaces.
If your network uses VLANs, the Appliance should be set to a valid VLAN address.
Inline traffic will be accelerated regardless of the VLAN addresses (if any) of the packets, but traffic addressed to the Appliance itself must match the Appliance’s VLAN setting – that is, either no VLAN at all or a matching VLAN.
VLAN support is enabled by entering the VLAN number (a decimal number in the range of 0-4095), checking the Enable box, and pressing Update.
Changes do not take effect until the unit is restarted.
Each Ethernet interface used by the Appliance is listed here, along with its speed (10, 100, or 1000 Mbps), its duplex setting (full or half), and its auto-negotiation state (auto or forced to a specific mode).
A pull-down menu allows you to reset the modes of the individual Ethernet ports. Changes do not take effect until you click the Update Adapter Configuration button.
Clicking on the individual adapter links (such as eth1) will open the Detailed Information page for the adapter.
The Detailed Adapter Information page gives both summary statistics for the adapter and second-by-second transmit and receive statistics.
Clicking on the black arrows next to the graphs will move the view into the past (left arrows) or towards the present (right arrows) in one-minute increments.
The table offers More Info links for bridged adapters (that is, the two adapters used in inline mode) and individual flows. (A flow is the set of all accelerated connections between a given pair of Appliances.) The statistics for bridged adapters and individual flows are similar to those for individual adapters, with summary tables and second- by-second graphs.