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selva Kathir
Beginner

Need to use both the ports of PRIME-NCS-APL-K9

Hi all,

I am having NCS prime appliance. In that i have two Ethernet ports. I want to use both the ports for connectivity .

Can anyone please confirm that is it possible to bond these to ports and assign a single ip to these ports.

I wants to have redundancy in case of failure of links.

Thanks in advance ,

Selva

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Rollin Kibbe
Cisco Employee

Hi Selva:

This isn't possible today.  Whether a physical or virtual NCS/Prime Infrastructure appliance, the two NICs are separate and cannot be etherchanneled, NIC Teamed or combined in any other way with one IP address covering both of them. When both NICs are used, one will be for reaching the GUI for access and the other for sending SNMP traffic over to the managed devices, but most folks use just one. 

If you need this functionality, please contact your Cisco SE, Cisco account team or Cisco authorized wireless reseller, and discuss it with them.  The sales side of Cisco has procedures in place to accumulate customer inputs like this across all the customers they serve, and to get that input forwarded to the various business units within Cisco for possible inclusion in future releases of Cisco's products.

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Rollin Kibbe
Cisco Employee

Hi Selva:

This isn't possible today.  Whether a physical or virtual NCS/Prime Infrastructure appliance, the two NICs are separate and cannot be etherchanneled, NIC Teamed or combined in any other way with one IP address covering both of them. When both NICs are used, one will be for reaching the GUI for access and the other for sending SNMP traffic over to the managed devices, but most folks use just one. 

If you need this functionality, please contact your Cisco SE, Cisco account team or Cisco authorized wireless reseller, and discuss it with them.  The sales side of Cisco has procedures in place to accumulate customer inputs like this across all the customers they serve, and to get that input forwarded to the various business units within Cisco for possible inclusion in future releases of Cisco's products.

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Still not possible in PI 3?

Nope.  Nobody went to their Cisco SE, Cisco account team or Cisco authorized wireless reseller and pressed the issue.  Until interested customers go to their account teams and show that there are sufficient Dollars/Euros/Rupees/Pounds/Yen/Renminbi/etc. involved to go to the effort of building that support in, it's not going to happen. 

selva Kathir
Beginner

Hi Rollin,

     Thanks for your reply can you please clear one more doubt for me .

     Is it possible to assign two different IP addresses to both the ports?

      can any one of the IP address be reached in case of one link failure ?

thanks again,

Selva 

Hi Selva:

No, it's not possible for interface GigabitEthernet 0 to have an address like 10.10.10.1 and 20.20.20.1 at the same time, nor can interface GigabitEthernet 0 and interface GigabitEthernet 1 both have 10.10.10.1 at the same time. 

Further, in the GUI under Administration > Appliance > Appliance Interfaces, there are dropdowns to select the Management interface (the one the GUI responds on) and the Peer Server interface (the one that talks to the devices that will be managed).  Each type of interface can only have one selection at a time.

Again, that's how it works today.  All sorts of things are possible with Product Enhancement Requests.

Rollin

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