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Bridge

You can use the Bridge template for all vEdge Cloud and vEdge router devices.

To have a vEdge router act as a transparent bridge, configure bridging domains on the router. A router can have up to 16 bridging domains.

To configure the bridging domains using vManage templates:

  1. Create a Bridge feature template to configure bridging domain parameters, as described in this article.
  2. Create a device template that incorporates the bridge feature templates. See the Configuration ► Templates help topic.​

Navigate to the Template Screen

  1. In vManage NMS, select the Configuration ► Templates screen.
  2. From the Templates title bar, select Feature.
  3. Click Add Template.
  4. In the left pane, select one or more devices. The right pane displays the available templates for the selected devices.
  5. Select the Bridge template.

The right pane displays the Bridge template form:

  • The top of the form contains fields for naming the template.
  • The bottom contains fields for defining parameters applicable to that template.
  • A drop-down menu to the left of each parameter field defines the scope of the parameter. When you first open a feature template form, for each parameter that has a default value, the scope is set to Default. To edit a parameter field, change the scope to Global or Device Specific. Note that if a parameter's scope is Device Specific, you cannot enter a value for it in the feature template. Instead, you enter a value when you attach the template to a device.
  • A plus sign (+) is displayed to the right when you can add multiple entries for the same parameter.

Minimum Bridging Domain Configuration

The following parameters are required (unless otherwise indicated) to configure bridging domains. To configure a each domain, select the Server tab and click the plus sign (+).

Step Parameter Name Description
 1. Template Name Enter a name for the template. It can be up to 128 characters and can contain only alphanumeric characters.
 2. Description (Template) Enter a description for the template. It can be up to 2048 characters and can contain only alphanumeric characters.
 3. Bridge ID

Enter a number that identifies the bridging domain.
Range: 1 through 63.

 4. Bridge name Enter a text description of the bridging domain. It can be up to 32 characters.
 5. VLAN ID

Enter the VLAN identifier to associate with the bridging domain.
Range: 0 through 4095

 6. Maximum MAC Addresses

Specify the maximum number of MAC addresses that the bridging domain can learn.
Range: 0 through 4096
Default: 1024

 7. Age-Out Time

Specify how long to store an entry in the MAC table before it ages out.
Range: 10 through 4096 seconds
Default: 300 seconds (5 minutes)

 8. Interfaces Associate at least one interface with the bridging domain, as described below.
 9. Save Click Save to save the feature template.

CLI equivalent:

bridge bridge-id
  age-time seconds
  max-macs number
  name text
  vlan number 

 

Associate Interfaces with the Bridge Domain

To associate an interface with the bridge domain, select the the plus sign (+).

Parameter Name Description
Interface name Enter the name of the interface to associate with the bridging domain, in the format geslot/port.
Description Enter a text description of the interface.
Native VLAN Support Click Enabled to configure the interface to carry untagged traffic. By default, native VLAN is disabled.
Shutdown Click Yes to enable the interface. By default, an interface in a bridge domain is disabled.
MAC Address Click the MAC Address and in the MAC Address field that appears, enter a static MAC address entry for the interface in the bridge domain. Click the plus sign (+) to add another static MAC address entry for the interface.

CLI equivalent:

bridge bridge-id
  interface interface-name
    description "text description"
    native-vlan
    [no] shutdown
    static-mac-address mac-address

Release Information

Introduced in vManage NMS in Release 15.3.

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