A VLAN (virtual LAN) is a logical interface that is configured on top of a physical interface, providing an additional virtual layer, thus allowing to support more services. Services (NAS, iSCSI, replication) can either use VLANs or other, non-VLAN interfaces. The data they send is VLAN-tagged - or not tagged - accordingly.
- Maximum 200 VLANs per node
Since nodes are configured symmetrically, this also means 200 VLANs per system.
- VLANs are only supported on LACP interfaces that were created using InfiniBox 3.0 or later
- VLANs are not supported on LACP interfaces that were created on InfiniBox versions prior to 3.0
- VLANs are not supported on ports.
- To enable VLANs on pre-3.0 interfaces, contact support.
- As VLANs inherit their state from the underlying LACP interface, they cannot be disabled
- The name of the VLANs must be identical across all nodes.
Viewing the VLANs on the GUI
To access the VLANs view:
- Click Settings from the GUI menu and then click the Network Interfaces tab. Click one of the Network Interface. The Network Interface screen opens.
- The Network Interface screen displays the way the Network Interface uses VLANs for the various InfiniBox services.