Creating a node-management interface

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 particular node.


  1. Click the Configurations tab.
  2. In the Cluster Settings pane, click Configuration Updates.
  3. In the Nodes tab, select the node, and then click Create Node-management LIF.
  4. In the Create Node-Management LIF dialog box, specify a name for the node-management LIF.
  5. Assign the IP address by choosing one of the following options:
    If you want to... Then...
    Specify the IP address using a subnet
    1. Select Using a subnet.
    2. In the Add Details dialog box, select the subnet from which the IP address must 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 interface, select Use a specific IP address, and then type the IP address.

      The IP address you specify is added to the subnet if it 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 network mask or prefix.
      2. Optional: Specify the gateway.

        The destination field is populated with the default value based on the family of the IP address.

      3. If you do not want the default value, specify the new destination value.

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

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

After you finish

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