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These objects specify the IP interfaces that the SBC will utilize for telephony, management, and system debugging traffic.

IP Interface Groups are a primary tool for accomplishing disjoint networks (administrative network separation). An IP Interface Group is the local manifestation of a segregated network domain.

The IP Interface on the media ports 0 and 1 are considered as first set (example: set 1) and the IP Interfaces on media ports 2 and 3 are considered as second set (Example: set 2).
While associating the interfaces to an IP Interface Group, the IP Interfaces associated to the group must be from the same set (set 1 or set 2). This should be set at the configuration level.

When calculating bandwidth size, keep in mind that an IPv6 header size (40 bytes) is twice as large as IPv4 header (20 bytes), thus reducing the number of messages when using IPv6.

Each signaling port within an Address Context must use a unique IP address.

The SBC 52x0 and SBC 7000 systems are enhanced in 4.2.0 release to ease some restrictions on which IP Interfaces may coexist in an IP Interface Group. The user may now create IP Interface Groups containing sets of IP interfaces that are not "processor friendly" (i.e. carried on physical Ethernet ports served by separate processors). However, restrictions exist regarding the usage of such Interface Groups.

For complete details, see Configuring IP Interface Groups and Interfaces.

The above enhancement does not apply to the SBC 51x0 systems which have only two physical media ports. IP interfaces from the two physical ports may be configured within the same IP Interface Groups without restriction.

To View Ip Interface Group

On SBC main screen, go to Configuration > System ProvisioningCategory: Base Provisioning > Ip Interface Group. The Ip Interface Group window is displayed.

Figure : System Provisioning - Ip Interface Group

The Ip Interface Group can be checked for each Address Context or for all the Address Contexts created. Use the drop-down box to select the desired Address Context.

Figure : Ip Interface Group - Main Field

To Edit Ip Interface Group

To edit any of the Ip Interface Groups in the list, click the radio button next to the specific Ip Interface Group name.

Figure : Ip Interface Group - Highlighted

The Edit Selected Ip Interface Group window is displayed below.

Figure : Ip Interface Group Edit Window

Make the required changes and click Save at the right hand bottom of the panel to save the changes made.

To Create Ip Interface Group

To create a new Ip Interface Group, click New Ip Interface Group tab on the Ip Interface Group List panel.

Figure : Ip Interface Group fields

The Create New Ip Interface Group window is displayed.

Figure : Ip Interface Group Create Window

The following fields are displayed:

Table : Ip Interface Group Parameters




The name of the IP interface group.


The administrative state of a resource. Administrative state of the IPsec support for this interface group.
disable (default)—ipsec support is turned off for all interfaces in the group.
enable— ipsec support is turned on for all interfaces in the group.

Enter all the required fields. You can click Show only required fields at the left hand bottom of the panel to view and enter only the required fields to create a Ip Interface Group.

To Delete Ip Interface Group

To delete any of the created Ip Interface Group, click the radio button next to the specific Ip Interface Group which you want to delete.

Figure : Ip Interface Group - Highlighted

Click Delete at the end of the highlighted row. A delete confirmation message appears seeking your decision.

Figure : Ip Interface Group Delete Confirmation

Click OK to remove the specific Ip Interface Group from the list.


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