Netapp create a new interface and volume

Hi Experts,

I want to connect my second network to my NETAPP FAS2552.
Can you help me to create another interface with another IP ?
Then I need a seperate volume for all this data, I want to create VM's.
Maybe you also have some manuals for the command line.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Do you have On Command, because it's easier if you do it in On Command, because On Command checks the structure of the file is correct.

When adding a new interface (vif). Which interface do you want to use, and do you want to use a single or two interfaces ?

see here

https://library.netapp.com/ecmdocs/ECMP1155586/html/GUID-5FFE68F6-9DC4-42A5-B518-3CE8FB851344.html

the config file for the interfaces is

/etc/rc

this is what a file looks like....

ifgrp create lacp vif1 -b ip e0e e0f e0d e0c

this creates a trunk lacp using 4 interrfaces e0e e0f e0d e0c
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
do you mean OnCommand System manager ?
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
My netapp has 2 controllers and I am already using 2 trunks to my network.
I cannot see any other 1G port left on both controllers.
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
what can you recommend here ?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
how many interfaces are you using ?

are you using four interfaces per trunk, per controller ?

you can add an alias IP Address to the vif.

What is this new interface for ?

NFS, iSCSI, CIFS ?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Yes - OnCommand System manager
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
ok OnCommand System Manageris already installed.
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
see the picture of the rear of my netapp...

NETAPP interfaces
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
Like you see, I have two controller.
Controller 1 is on the right, controller 2 on the left.
The green cables are shown as my trunks to my network switch.
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
In this case, the netapp interfaces are full, right ?
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
The new interface is to connect another network with another IP subnet.
Because they have a very old storage and I want to put all data on my NETAPP on a separate volume.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Yes, I know what a FAS2552 looks like, we have a few here!

You've got two options you can add a second IP Address Alias to the ports. (easiest).

or you could use two vLANS, but this will mean re-configuration of the physical switches to support vLANs.
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
ok I unnderstand.
On the port I can set a second ALIAS IP address.
Do you have a simple manual for it ?
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
...when I use the Alias address, but where to connect physically on the netapp ?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
The first post here

https://library.netapp.com/ecmdocs/ECMP1155586/html/GUID-5FFE68F6-9DC4-42A5-B518-3CE8FB851344.html

You do not need to physically connect anything, the network is already connected.

Your Filer will have two IP Addresses, and provided your device is on the same physical LAN, using different IP Address, it will route to it.
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
ok thanks for the link.
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
In my datacenter I have two completely separate networks.
My netapp is now configured for network 10.1.0.0/21

The other network is configured with 10.200.0.0/21
There is no direct connection from it to my netapp.
I don´t understand, when I just set an ALIAS IP on my netapp -> how this gonna work ?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
if there is no physical connection between

 network 10.1.0.0/21 and  10.200.0.0/21.

this will not work.

Configuration > Network Interface > Edit Network Interface > Advanced > Add an Alias IP Address.

see here

Alias IP Address on NetApp On Command
However, as your networks are physically separated, I see no alternative, than adding additional network interfaces to your NetApp, or you will have to configure vLANS down your trunks.
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
Hi,
I have heard now I also need more licenses for a another virtuell filer (VFiler)
Is it true ?

What is, when I create a trust between both domains ? Then they are connected and I can go on right ?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Yes, if you have a trust relationship between domains, and the users is a member of the correct group, if will access to the resource.

More licenses for what ?
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
a license for a vfiler , the sales told me
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Are you wanting to use vFiler, if so you will need a license.
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
I just want what I told you.
Just a separate volume for the other network with different subent.
I don´t know what a vfiler is.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Okay, we will get back on topic, and ignore the vfiler remark.

So, as your networks are not physically attached, you will need to

1. purchase additional network interfaces.

2. use vLANs.
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
ok thanks.
I spoke also to the NETAPP Support.
Without a vfiler it is not possible, because my netapp belongs to my domain.
And the filer cannot belongs to two domains.

But you are also right, I have to setup first a direct connection.
I opened another ticket for it here.
maybe you also look into it.

thanks a lot.
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