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Configuring an Interface

The configuration options for different types of interfaces may vary. For more information, see the following instructions.

Both IPv4 and IPv6 address can be configured for the interface, but IPv6 address is not supported for the PPPoE interface.

Creating a PPPoE Interface

To create a PPPoE interface, take the following steps:

  1. Select Network > Interface.
  2. Click New > PPPoE Interface.

  3. Click OK.

Creating a Tunnel Interface

To create a tunnel interface:

  1. Select Network > Interface.
  2. Select New > Tunnel Interface.

  3. In the Properties tab, configure properties for the interface.
  4. In the Advanced tab, configure advanced options for the interface.
  5. In the RIP tab, configure RIP for the interface.
  6. In the OSPF tab, configure OSPF for the interface.
  7. Click OK.

Creating a Virtual Forward Interface

This feature may not be available on all platforms. Please check your system's actual page if your device delivers this feature.

To create a virtual forward interface, take the following steps:

  1. Select Network > Interface.
  2. Select New > Virtual Forward Interface.

  3. In the IPv6 Configuration tab, configure the following.
  4. In the Properties tab, configure properties for the interface.
  5. In the Advanced tab, configure advanced options for the interface.
  6. In the RIP tab, configure RIP for the interface.
  7. In the OSPF tab, configure OSPF for the interface.
  8. Click OK.

Creating a Loopback Interface

To create a loopback interface, take the following steps:

  1. Select Network > Interface.
  2. Click New > Loopback Interface.

  3. In the IPv6 Configuration tab, configure the following.
  4. In the Properties tab, configure properties for the interface.
  5. In the Advanced tab, configure advanced options for the interface.
  6. In the RIP tab, configure RIP for the interface.
  7. In the OSPF tab, configure OSPF for the interface.
  8. Click OK.

Creating an Aggregate Interface

To create an aggregate interface, take the following steps:

  1. Select Network > Interface.
  2. Click New > Aggregate Interface.

  3. In the IPv6 Configuration tab, configure the following.
  4. In the Properties tab, configure properties for the interface.
  5. In the Advanced tab, configure advanced options for the interface.
  6. In the RIP tab, configure RIP for the interface.
  7. In the OSPF tab, configure OSPF for the interface.
  8. In the Load Balance tab, configure a load balance mode for the interface. "Flow-based" means enabling automatic load balance based on the flow. This is the default mode. "Tuple" means enabling load based on the source/destination IP, source/destination MAC, source/destination interface or protocol type of packet, or the combination of the selected items.
  9. Click OK.

Creating a Redundant Interface

To create a redundant interface, take the following steps:

  1. Select Network > Interface.
  2. Click New > Redundant Interface.

  3. In the Basic tab, configure the following.
  4. In the IPv6 Configuration tab, configure the following.
  5. In the Properties tab, configure properties for the interface.
  6. In the Advanced tab, configure advanced options for the interface.
  7. In the RIP tab, configure RIP for the interface.
  8. In the OSPF tab, configure OSPF for the interface.
  9. Click OK.

Creating an Ethernet Sub-interface/an Aggregate Sub-interface/a Redundant Sub-interface

To create an ethernet sub-interface/an aggregate sub-interface/a redundant sub-interface, take the following steps:

  1. Select Network > Interface.
  2. Click New > Ethernet Sub-interface/Aggregate Sub-interface/Redundant Sub-interface.

  3. In the IPv6 Configuration tab, configure the following.
  4. In the Properties tab, configure properties for the interface.
  5. In the Advanced tab, configure advanced options for the interface.
  6. In the RIP tab, configure RIP for the interface.
  7. In the OSPF tab, configure OSPF for the interface.
  8. Click OK.

Creating a VSwitch Interface/a VLAN Interface

To create a VSwitch interface/a VLAN interface, take the following steps:

  1. Select Network > Interface.
  2. Click New > VSwitch Interface/VLAN Interface.

  3. In the Basic tab, configure the following.
  4. In the IPv6 Configuration tab, configure the following.
  5. In the Properties tab, configure properties for the interface.
  6. In the Advanced tab, configure advanced options for the interface.
  7. In the RIP tab, configure RIP for the interface.
  8. In the OSPF tab, configure OSPF for the interface.
  9. Click OK.

Editing an Interface

To edit an interface, take the following steps:

  1. Select Network > Interface.
  2. Select the interface you want to edit from the interface list and click Edit.

  3. In the IPv6 Configuration tab, configure the following.
  4. In the Advanced tab, configure advanced options for the interface.
  5. In the RIP tab, configure RIP for the interface.
  6. In the OSPF tab, configure OSPF for the interface.
  7. Click OK.
  • Before deleting an aggregate/redundant interface, you must cancel other interfaces' bindings to it, aggregate/redundant sub-interface's configuration, its IP address configuration and its binding to the security zone.
  • An Ethernet interface can only be edited but cannot be deleted.

  • When a VSwitch interface is deleted, the corresponding VSwitch will be deleted as well.