Creating a node management LIF

You can use System Manager to create a dedicated IP address for managing a particular node in a cluster. You can use this LIF to manage the system maintenance activities of the node.

Steps

  1. Click Configuration > Configuration Updates.
  2. In the Nodes tab, select the node for which you want to create a node management LIF, and then click Create Node-management LIF.
  3. In the Create Node-Management LIF dialog box, specify a name for the node management LIF.
  4. Assign the IP address to the node management LIF:
    If you want to... Then...
    Specify the IP address by using a subnet
    1. Select Using a subnet.
    2. In the Add Details dialog box, select the subnet from which the IP address should be assigned.

      For an intercluster LIF, only the subnets that are associated with the selected IPspace are displayed.

    3. If you want to assign a specific IP address to the LIF, select Use a specific IP address, and then type the IP address.

      The IP address that you specify is added to the subnet if the IP address is not already present in the subnet range.

    4. Click OK.
    Specify the IP address manually without using a subnet
    1. Select Without a subnet.
    2. In the Add Details dialog box, perform the following steps:
      1. Specify the IP address and the network mask or prefix.
      2. Optional: Specify the gateway.
      3. If you do not want to use the default value for the Destination field, specify a new destination value.

        If you do not specify a value, the Destination field is populated with the default value based on the family of the IP address.

      If a route does not exist, a new route is automatically created based on the gateway and destination.

    3. Click OK.
  5. Select the required ports from the Ports details area.
  6. Click Create.

After you finish

If you want to delete an existing node management interface or LIF, you must use the command-line interface (CLI).