Networking

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You can use these API calls to manage the physical and logical networking resources used with the cluster.

Ethernet broadcast domains

An Ethernet broadcast domain is a set of physical ports that appear to be part of the same physical network. All the ports receive a packet when broadcast from one of the ports in the domain. Each broadcast domain is part of an IPspace. This resource type was introduced with ONTAP 9.6.

Ethernet ports

An Ethernet port is a physical or virtual networking endpoint. The ports can be combined into a Link Aggregate Group (LAG) or separated using a Virtual LAN (VLAN). This resource type was introduced with ONTAP 9.6 and updated with ONTAP 9.8.

Ethernet switch ports

You can retrieve the port information for an Ethernet switch. This resource type is new with ONTAP 9.8.

Ethernet switches

You can retrieve or modify the configuration for Ethernet switches used for the ONTAP cluster or storage network. This resource type is new with ONTAP 9.8.

Fibre Channel interfaces

A Fibre Channel interface is a logical endpoint associated with an SVM. This resource type was introduced with ONTAP 9.6 and updated with ONTAP 9.8.

Fibre Channel ports

A Fibre Channel port is a physical adapter on an ONTAP node used to connect to the Fibre Channel network. This resource type was introduced with ONTAP 9.6 and updated with ONTAP 9.8.

HTTP proxy

You can configure an HTTP proxy for either an SVM or a cluster IPSpace. This resource type was introduced with ONTAP 9.7.

BGP peer groups

You can create and administer Border Gateway Protocol peer groups. This resource type was introduced with ONTAP 9.7.

IP interfaces

A logical interface (LIF) is an IP address with additional configuration attributes. This resource type was introduced with ONTAP 9.6 and updated with ONTAP 9.8.

IP routes

A routing table is a collection of IP routes used to forward traffic to its destination. This resource type was introduced with ONTAP 9.6.

IP service policies

The IP service polices define the services available at a specific LIF. Service policies can be configured within the context of an SVM or IPspace. This resource type was introduced with ONTAP 9.6 and updated with ONTAP 9.8.

IPspaces

An IPspace creates a networking space to support one or more SVMs. The IPspaces can be isolated from each other, providing security and privacy. This resource type was introduced with ONTAP 9.6.