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, create a Bridge feature template, as described in this article.
Navigate to the Template Screen
- In vManage NMS, select the Configuration ► Templates screen.
- In the Device tab, click Create Template.
- From the Create Template drop-down, select From Feature Template.
- From the Device Model drop-down, select the type of device for which you are creating the template.
- Click the Additional Templates tab located directly beneath the Description field, or scroll to the Additional Templates section.
- Click the plus sign (+) next to Bridge.
- From the Bridge drop-down, click Create Template. The Bridge template form is displayed. The top of the form contains fields for naming the template, and the bottom contains fields for defining Bridge parameters.
When you first open a feature template, for each parameter that has a default value, the scope is set to Default (indicated by a check mark), and the default setting or value is shown. To change the default or to enter a value, click the scope drop-down to the left of the parameter field and select one of the following:
Device Specific (indicated by a host icon)
Use a device-specific value for the parameter. For device-specific parameters, you cannot enter a value in the feature template. You enter the value when you attach a Viptela device to a device template.
When you click Device Specific, the Enter Key box opens. This box displays a key, which is a unique string that identifies the parameter in a CSV file that you create. This file is an Excel spreadsheet that contains one column for each key. The header row contains the key names (one key per column), and each row after that corresponds to a device and defines the values of the keys for that device. You upload the CSV file when you attach a Viptela device to a device template. For more information, see Create a Template Variables Spreadsheet.
To change the default key, type a new string and move the cursor out of the Enter Key box.
Examples of device-specific parameters are system IP address, hostname, GPS location, and site ID.
Global (indicated by a globe icon)
Enter a value for the parameter, and apply that value to all devices.
Examples of parameters that you might apply globally to a group of devices are DNS server, syslog server, and interface MTUs.
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 (+).
|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 Name||Enter a text description of the bridging domain. It can be up to 32 characters.|
Enter the VLAN identifier to associate with the bridging domain.
|5.||Maximum MAC Addresses||
Specify the maximum number of MAC addresses that the bridging domain can learn.
Specify how long to store an entry in the MAC table before it ages out.
|7.||Interfaces||Associate at least one interface with the bridging domain, as described below.|
|8.||Save||Click Save to save the feature template.|
Associate Interfaces with the Bridge Domain
To associate an interface with the bridge domain, click the plus sign (+).
|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.|
|Static MAC Address||Click the MAC Address and in the MAC Static 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.|
Introduced in vManage NMS in Release 15.3.