OpenVMS Systems: DECNET and Two NIC Interfaces
Posted on 2011-03-11
I have a system with two NIC interfaces. The NICs are attached to CISCO switches over a multi-building campus. NIC 1 is configured for EWA0: and has an IP address configured on the 10.0 network. NIC 2 is configured for EWC0: and has an IP address configured on the 100.0 network.
The problem, an OpenVMS system across campus is on the 100.0 network and DECNET seems to be attached (Circuit is defined) to EWA0: and not EWC0:
The Circuit status is up for both connections and the line is associated with the MAC address of NIC #2 for EWC0:
How does one hard-wire DECNET to use a specific Circuit / Line / NIC interface?
I attempted a set/define node <address> name <node name> circuit EWC0 and DECNET displayed an error.
I have not tried to set the EWA0: state to disabled... but would DECNET know to connect to EWC0? I was told DECNET broadcasts on all interfaces and selects and interface which responses to a "hello" broadcast.
Any thoughts on this?