How do I configure a bonded channel on my ReadyDATA storage system?
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How do I configure a bonded channel on my ReadyDATA storage system?

To configure a bonded channel:

1. Select Network.

The Network screen displays:

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2. Click the gear icon to the right of an Ethernet interface.

A pop-up menu displays (see the figure in Step 3).

3. Select Bond with.

A second pop-up screen displays the Ethernet interfaces and, if already configured, the aggregated interfaces (bonded channels):

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4. Select the name of the interface that you want to be member of the bonded channel.

The New Bonded Adaptor pop-up screen displays:

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5. Configure the settings as explained in the following table:

Item

Description

LACP Mode

Select the LACP mode from the drop-down list:

  • Off. The aggregation interface does not transmit LACPDUs to other LACP devices or respond to LACPDUs from other LACP devices. Select this mode for a static LAG. This is the default setting.
  • Active. The aggregation interface actively transmits LACPDUs to other LACP devices to set up a link channel. Select this mode for a dynamic LAG with active LACP.
  • Passive. The aggregation interface responds only to LACPDUs from other LACP devices. Select this mode for a dynamic LAG with passive LACP.

Note: Both the ReadyDATA and the device with which the channel link is established need to support the same mode.

LACP Timer

If the LACP mode is set to Active, select a value for the LACP timer from the drop-down list:

  • Short. LACPDUs are sent frequently, that is, there is a short interval between LACPDU transmissions. This is the default setting.
  • Long. LACPDUs are sent infrequently, that is, there is a long interval between LACPDU transmissions.

Hash Type

Select one or more check boxes to specify the hash types to be used:

  • Layer 2. The channel link that is established is based on the source and destination MAC addresses.
  • Layer 3. The channel link that is established is based on the source and destination IP addresses.
  • Layer 4. The channel link that is established is based on the source and destination port numbers.

 

6. Select Create.

The new bonded channel displays as an aggregation interface (aggrX, in which X is a number in sequential and ascending order) on the Network screen.

7. To configure the new aggregation interface further, click the gear icon to the right of the aggregation interface.

A pop-up menu displays:

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8. Select Properties.

The aggregation settings pop-up screen displays:

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9. Configure the general settings as explained in the following table:

Item

Description

Name

Use the default name or enter a custom name. The default name is aggrX, in which X is a number in sequential and ascending order.

MTU

Enter the MTU in bytes. The default setting is 1500 bytes.

LACP Mode

You configured these settings when you set up the aggregation interface. For information about these settings, see the table in Step 5. (You can make changes on the aggregation settings pop-up screen.)

LACP Timer

Hash Type

 

10. Click Apply.

11. Configure the switch or router to which the ReadyDATA is attached for channel bonding.

 


 

This article applies to the following ReadyDATA storage systems:

  • ReadyDATA 516
  • ReadyDATA 5200


 

 
Published 05/16/2013 09:04 AM   |   Updated 08/30/2013 07:00 AM
 

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