Advanced Network Configuration feature enables support of critical use-cases seen in Industrial environments
Supernetting - Enabling intelligent 5G LAN routing for devices behind cellular gateways/routers
IP Multicasting - Pushing multicast traffic to cellular devices
There are three different parameters in the advanced network configuration that enable the above features -
L2 Tunnelling - for automatically creating Layer-2 tunnel endpoints for both VXLAN and GRE protocols.
Bridge - for bridging the traffic to and from devices behind the Layer-2 tunnel
IP Multicasting - for pushing the multicast traffic similar to Layer-2 traffic through a tunnel
Supernetting - for enabling routing, for the devices behind supernet hosts.
These parameters can be configured via templates per edge cluster, and applied as network policies to specific device groups to enable the above-mentioned features.
Creating an advanced network config template
These templates can be created on an
Edge Cluster details page, as long as the edge is running a version of 2305 or higher.
Navigate to the end of the page and click the
Add Advanced Network Configbutton to open up the form
Give a name for your template (mandatory field)
Enable Bridge mode and select Tunnel Type (GRE or VXLAN)
If a specific Tunnel Type is not chosen, GRE will be chosen by default
Specify a VLAN ID (a valid number between 1 to 4094)
Enable Supernetting and specify one or more subnet masks.
Subnet masks must hold the following format:
a.b.c.d/e.f.g.h(where a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h are each numbers between 0 to 255) adhering to the IPv4 notation
Multiple subnet masks can be added by clicking on the “+” icon next to the Subnet Mask field input
Once you click
Createat the end of the form, you should see a success message with a green banner denoting that the advanced configuration has been successfully created, and the table should reflect your new template.
Applying advanced network config to a device group
Navigate to the
Device Groups page and click on
Create Newto create a new device group
To create a device group, provide a
Name (mandatory field)
One or more devices
IP Domain (mandatory field)
It is set to “default” if nothing is specified
To apply an advanced network config to the device group, select an edge cluster and the corresponding advanced network configuration templates will appear
Please note that the
Advanced Network Configfield will only be displayed if an external IP domain is selected in the previous field
Editing/Removing advanced network config from a device group
To edit/remove an applied advanced network configuration from a device group, click on the 3-dot menu, followed by the
Editbutton to launch the edit device group workflow.
Select another template or mark the field as
Noneto remove the associated configuration
Editing/Deleting an advanced network config template
Once an advanced network configuration has been successfully created, you can edit or delete the config and associated parameters from the edge cluster details page, using the 3-dot menu at the last column of the config table