Network window

You can use the Network window to view the list of network components, such as subnets, network interfaces, Ethernet ports, broadcast domains, FC/FCoE and NVMe adapters, and IPspaces, and to create, edit, or delete these components in your storage system.

Tabs

Subnet
Enables you to view a list of subnets, and create, edit, or delete subnets from your storage system.
Network Interfaces
Enables you to view a list of network interfaces, create, edit, or delete interfaces from your storage system, migrate the LIFs, change the status of the interface, and send the interface back to the home port.
Ethernet Ports
Enables you to view and edit the ports of a cluster, and create, edit, or delete interface groups and VLAN ports.
Broadcast Domains
Enables you to view a list of broadcast domains, and create, edit, or delete domains from your storage system.
FC/FCoE and NVMe Adapters
Enables you to view the ports in a cluster, and edit the FC/FCoE and NVMe adapter settings.
IPspaces
Enables you to view a list of IPspaces and broadcast domains, and create, edit, or delete an IPspace from your storage system.

Subnet tab

Command buttons

Create
Opens the Create Subnet dialog box, which enables you to create new subnets that contain configuration information for creating a network interface.
Edit
Opens the Edit Subnet dialog box, which enables you to modify certain attributes of a subnet such as the name, subnet address, range of IP addresses, and gateway details.
Delete
Deletes the selected subnet.
Refresh
Updates the information in the window.

Subnet list

Name
Specifies the name of the subnet.
Subnet IP/Subnet mask
Specifies the subnet address details.
Gateway
Specifies the IP address of the gateway.
Available
Specifies the number of IP addresses available in the subnet.
Used
Specifies the number of IP addresses used in the subnet.
Total Count
Specifies the total number of IP addresses (available and used) in the subnet.
Broadcast domain
Specifies the broadcast domain to which the subnet belongs.
IPspace
Specifies the IPspace to which the subnet belongs.

Details area

The area below the subnet list displays detailed information about the selected subnet, including the subnet range and a graph showing the available, used, and total number of IP addresses.

Limitations of the Network Interfaces tab

Command buttons

Create
Opens the Create Network Interface dialog box, which enables you to create network interfaces and intercluster LIFs to serve data and manage SVMs.
Edit
Opens the Edit Network Interface dialog box, which you can use to enable management access for a data LIF.
Delete
Deletes the selected network interface.

This button is enabled only if the data LIF is disabled.

Status
Open the drop-down menu, which provides the option to enable or disable the selected network interface.
Migrate
Enables you to migrate a data LIF or a cluster management LIF to a different port on the same node or a different node within the cluster.
Send to Home
Enables you to host the LIF back on its home port.

This command button is enabled only when the selected interface is hosted on a non-home port and when the home port is available.

This command button is disabled when any node in the cluster is down.

Refresh
Updates the information in the window.

Interface list

You can move the pointer over the color-coded icon to view the operational status of the interface:

Interface Name
Specifies the name of the network interface.
Storage Virtual Machine
Specifies the SVM to which the interface belongs.
IP Address/WWPN
Specifies the IP address or worldwide port name (WWPN) of the interface.
Current Port
Specifies the name of the node and port on which the interface is hosted.
Data Protocol Access
Specifies the protocol used to access data.
Management Access
Specifies whether management access is enabled on the interface.
Subnet
Specifies the subnet to which the interface belongs.
Role
Specifies the operational role of the interface, which can be data, intercluster, cluster, cluster management, or node management.

Details area

The area below the interface list displays detailed information about the selected interface: failover properties such as the home port, current port, speed of the ports, failover policy, failover group, and failover state, and general properties such as the administrative status, role, IPspace, broadcast domain, network mask, gateway, and DDNS status.

Ethernet Ports tab

Command buttons

Create Interface Group
Opens the Create Interface Group dialog box, which enables you create interface groups by choosing the ports, and determining the use of ports and network traffic distribution.
Create VLAN
Opens the Create VLAN dialog box, which enables you to create a VLAN by choosing an Ethernet port or an interface group, and adding VLAN tags.
Edit
Opens one of the following dialog boxes:
  • Edit Ethernet Port dialog box: Enables you to modify Ethernet port settings.
  • Edit VLAN dialog box: Enables you to modify VLAN settings.
  • Edit Interface Group dialog box: Enables you to modify interface groups.

You can only edit VLANs that are not associated with a broadcast domain.

Delete
Opens one of the following dialog boxes:
  • Delete VLAN dialog box: Enables you to delete a VLAN.
  • Delete Interface Group dialog box: Enables you to delete an interface group.
Refresh
Updates the information in the window.

Ports list

You can move the pointer over the color-coded icon to view the operational status of the port:

Port
Displays the port name of the physical port, VLAN port, or the interface group.
Node
Displays the node on which the physical interface is located.
Broadcast Domain
Displays the broadcast domain of the port.
IPspace
Displays the IPspace to which the port belongs.
Type
Displays the type of the interface such as interface group, physical interface, or VLAN.

Details area

The area below the ports list displays detailed information about the port properties.

Details tab
Displays administrative details and operational details.

As part of the operational details, the tab displays the health status of the ports. The ports can be healthy or degraded. A degraded port is a port on which continuous network fluctuations occur, or a port that has no connectivity to any other ports in the same broadcast domain.

In addition, the tab also displays the interface name, SVM details, and IP address details of the network interfaces that are hosted on the selected port. It also indicates whether the interface is at the home port or not.
Performance tab
Displays performance metrics graphs of the ethernet ports, including error rate and throughput.

Changing the client time zone or the cluster time zone impacts the performance metrics graphs. You should refresh your browser to view the updated graphs.

Broadcast Domain tab

Command buttons

Create
Opens the Create Broadcast Domain dialog box, which enables you to create new broadcast domains to contain ports.
Edit
Opens the Edit Broadcast Domain dialog box, which enables you to modify the attributes of a broadcast domain, such as the name, MTU size, and associated ports.
Delete
Deletes the selected broadcast domain.
Refresh
Updates the information in the window.

Broadcast domain list

Broadcast Domain
Specifies the name of the broadcast domain.
MTU
Specifies the MTU size.
IPspace
Specifies the IPspace.
Combined Port Update Status
Specifies the status of the port updates when you create or edit a broadcast domain. Any errors in the port updates are displayed in a separate window, which you can open by clicking the associated link.

Details area

The area below the broadcast domain list displays all the ports in a broadcast domain. In a non-default IPspace, if a broadcast domain has ports with update errors, such ports are not displayed in the details area. You can move the pointer over the color-coded icon to view the operational status of the ports:
  • Green specifies that the port is enabled.
  • Red specifies that the port is disabled.

FC/FCoE and NVMe Adapters tab

Command buttons

Edit
Opens the Edit FC/FCoE and NVMe Settings dialog box, which enables you to modify the speed of the adapter.
Status
Enables you to bring the adapter online or take it offline.
Refresh
Updates the information in the window.

FC/FCoE and NVMe adapters list

WWNN
Specifies the unique identifier of the FC/FCoE and NVMe adapter.
Node Name
Specifies the name of the node that is using the adapter.
Slot
Specifies the slot that is using the adapter.
WWPN
Specifies the FC worldwide port name (WWPN) of the adapter.
Status
Specifies whether the status of the adapter is online or offline.
Speed
Specifies whether the speed settings are automatic or manual.

Details area

The area below the FC/FCoE and NVMe adapters list displays detailed information about the selected adapters.

Details tab
Displays adapter details such as the media type, port address, data link rate, connection status, operation status, fabric status, and the speed of the adapter.
Performance tab
Displays performance metrics graphs of the FC/FCoE and NVMe adapter, including IOPS and response time.

Changing the client time zone or the cluster time zone impacts the performance metrics graphs. You should refresh your browser to see the updated graphs.

IPspaces tab

Command buttons

Create
Opens the Create IPspace dialog box, which enables you to create a new IPspace.
Edit
Opens the Edit IPspace dialog box, which enables you to rename an existing IPspace.
Delete
Deletes the selected IPspace.
Refresh
Updates the information in the window.

IPspaces list

Name
Specifies the name of the IPspace.
Broadcast Domains
Specifies the broadcast domain.

Details area

The area below the IPspaces list displays the list of storage virtual machines (SVMs) in the selected IPspace.