network port ifgrp create

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Create a port interface group

Availability: This command is available to cluster administrators at the admin privilege level.

Description

The network port ifgrp create command creates a port interface group. See the documentation for the network port ifgrp add-port command for a list of restrictions on creating port interface groups.

Parameters

-node {<nodename>|local} - Node

The node on which the port interface group will be created.

-ifgrp {<netport>|<ifgrp>} - Interface Group Name

The name of the port interface group that will be created. Port interface groups must be named using the syntax "a<number><letter>", where <number> is an integer in the range [0-999] without leading zeros and <letter> is a lowercase letter. For example, "a0a", "a0b", "a1c", and "a2a" are all valid port interface group names.

-distr-func {mac|ip|sequential|port} - Distribution Function

The distribution function of the port interface group that will be created. Valid values are:

  • mac - Network traffic is distributed based on MAC addresses

  • ip - Network traffic is distributed based on IP addresses

  • sequential - Network traffic is distributed in round-robin fashion from the list of configured, available ports

  • port - Network traffic is distributed based on the transport layer (TCP/UDP) ports

-mode {multimode|multimode_lacp|singlemode} - Create Policy

The create policy for the interface group that will be created. Valid values are:

  • multimode - Bundle multiple member ports of the interface group to act as a single trunked port

  • multimode_lacp - Bundle multiple member ports of the interface group using Link Aggregation Control Protocol

  • singlemode - Provide port redundancy using member ports of the interface group for failover

Examples

The following example creates a port interface group named a0a on node node0 with a distribution function of ip:

cluster1::> network port ifgrp create -node node0 -ifgrp a0a -distr-func ip -mode multimode