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The SBC 2000allows you to configure the Identification/Status information, Physical Data Layer, and Networking Layer for the Ethernet ports. If you want to change the IP Address, you must configure the associated Logical Interface or use the Modify Ethernet IP task found under the Tasks tab.

Applying configuration to Ethernet ports can cause brief disruption to IP connectivity.

To access the Ethernet Ports on the SBC 2000:

  1. In the WebUI, click the Settings tab.
  2. In the left navigation pane, go to Node Interfaces > Ports.

Figure : Ethernet Ports - SBC 2000

 

Configuring the Ethernet Ports on the SBC 2000

  1. Click the expand ( ) icon next to the port you wish to configure.

    Figure : Ethernet Ports - SBC 2000

     

     

The ASM 2 Ethernet port is for special applications, and cannot be used for VOIP-gateway or SBC functionalities.

Identification/Status - Field Definitions

Port Alias

Specifies an alternative name for the interface; typically configured by the SNMP-based Network Manager.
This parameter is unique among all the interfaces known to the SNMP Network Manager. The value cannot have whitespace characters.

Description

Description for the port or interface. Maximum entry: 64 characters.

Admin State

Specifies the administrative state of the port.

Physical Data Layer - Field Definitions

Configured Speed

Configures auto-negotiation or a specific speed for the Ethernet port. The default value should be changed only when necessary.

  • Auto: When Auto is selected the port speed is automatically negotiated by the Ethernet port and reported in the Negotiated Speed field.
  • 1000/100/10: The specified port speed 1000 Mbps, 100 Mbps, or 10 Mbps is reported in the Negotiated Speed field.

Configured Duplexity

Specifies auto-negotiation or a specific value for the duplexity of the Ethernet port. Valid entries:  Auto, Full or Half. Default value: Auto. The default value should be changed only when necessary.

Gigabit Timing Mode

This field should strictly be left as Auto unless interoperability problems are seen with a specific switch.

For example, HP 1920 is a potential example of a switch in which Sonus has seen interoperability problems.

Defines the interface timing mode for the Ethernet port. Valid entries:

Auto. The interface timing mode is negotiated during auto-negotiation (Preferred). Default entry.

Master. The SBC drives the interface timing.

Slave. The peer drives the interface timing.

Networking - Field Definitions

ACL In

Determines the Access Control List (ACL) to be used on this port when filtering incoming packets. For more information about Access Control Lists, see Managing Access Control Lists.

ACL Forward

Determines the Access Control List (ACL) to be used when filtering forwarded (i.e. routed) packets received on this port. For more information about Access Control Lists, see Managing Access Control Lists.

Frame Type

Determines the type of Ethernet frames that can be received on this port.

  • All: When selected, both untagged and tagged Ethernet frames are accepted on this port.
  • Untagged: When selected, only untagged frames are accepted on this port.
  • Tagged: When selected, only tagged frames are accepted on this port, and no default VLAN will be configured.

The ASM 1 Ethernet port is limited to Untagged mode only.

Default Untagged VLAN

Determines the default VLAN that untagged frames will be assigned to when being received on this port. You can select from both user created VLANs and the system created port specific VLANs (e.g. Ethernet 1 VLAN). Visible only when Untagged or All is selected from the Frame Type list box.

By default, each Ethernet port will be assigned to their own port specific system created VLAN (e.g. Ethernet 1 VLAN). When the port specific VLAN is selected, IP layer communication takes place with its default Logical Interface (e.g. Ethernet 1 IP).

Tagged VLANs

Determines the tagged VLAN(s) which this Ethernet port is a member. Only user created VLANs can be selected. Visible only when Tagged or All is selected from the Frame Type list box. Since the ASM 1 and ASM 2 Ethernet ports are limited to Untagged mode only, Tagged VLAN selection will not be present for this port.

Spanning Tree

MSTP State

Determines whether MSTP is enabled/disabled on the port(s). Valid options: Enabled (MSTP is enabled) or Disabled (default; MSTP is disabled and does not transmit/receive BPDU packets).