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aix_tiger

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SEA and VIO Ip address on same physical port
« on: August 12, 2010, 10:36:17 AM »
Guys

I am planning to do a single VIO configuration on a POWER6 server which has come with 4 port IVE card. I have to implement one  production Lpar with two dedicated ethernet ports , but keep flexibility in mind to end up with an infra which can allow more test/dev lpars on same server. For this purpose , i am end up with two LHEA ports only.

My question is that if i create an etherchannel on these two ports and assign this etherchannel to VIO server, Can i configure SEA using this physical adapter ( for use with future client Lpars ) as well as can i put Ip address of VIO on same physical adapter?

To more clarify , let say physical LHEA ports on VIO are ent0 and ent1. Let assume i create etherchannel ent2 and then SEA  "ent3" using ent2 as physical adapter. Now on which adapter should i put VIOS IP address ? ent2 or ent3 ?

Please help

Michael

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Re: SEA and VIO Ip address on same physical port
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2010, 01:18:14 PM »
Since it is a single VIOS you can put it on the SEA adapter (in your example that would be, probably)

ent0, ent1 - lhea ports
ent2            virtual ethernet port
ent3            etherchannel (aggregate)
ent4            SEA

The SEA bridges ent3 and ent2

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Re: SEA and VIO Ip address on same physical port
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2010, 12:15:29 PM »
u can set the ip in the SEA adapter , when configuring SEA adapter specify the same VLAN id between two VIOS , and give more priority to active server ,  u need one more virtual ether adapter to check the control channel  ..

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jai...