netapp storage question

Hello,

We have netapp  FAS storage and we have created the network interface and NFS file systems are mounted using that network interface.  Can we create another network interface use the NFS ?

For an example  servers are using  192.168.10.105 to mount NFS file system and 192.168.10.105 is netapp interface.  IF I create another network interface and assign IP address  172.10.10.25 in netapp, then can I use either 192.168.10.105 or  172.10.10.25 in client?
mokkanAsked:
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Hanno P.S.IT Consultant and Infrastructure ArchitectCommented:
Yes you can do that with the "alias" keyword:
   ifconfig e0 alias 192.168.10.25
Substitute e0 with your interface name.
Remember to put the command into your /etc/rc file to make it permanent accross reboots.

But why do you want to do this?
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Paul SolovyovskySenior IT AdvisorCommented:
You can create another interface, to do so you'll need to either have another physical interface available or create trunk port on the interface you would like to use to allow multiple VLANs to access the interface.
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mokkanAuthor Commented:
The reason we want to do is that.   Currently our applications  uses  192.168.10.105 (VLAN10),  but looks like NFS traffic is getting overloaded and slowing down the applications. We are planning to move NFS traffic to different VLAN which is VLAN20 and need to configure IP as 172.10.10.25.  This way  all the application traffic will go through VLAN10 and NFS traffic will go through VLAN20.  This is what I was thinking to do ,  is it a good solution? Do  you have any other solution?
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Hanno P.S.IT Consultant and Infrastructure ArchitectCommented:
Sounds reasonable to me.
But I think you still have to look for the root cause of that overload.

Alternatively, why not using VLAN tagging on Netapp server?
Command is:  network port vlan create ...
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mokkanAuthor Commented:
In this case I need to create those ports as Trunk right?
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Hanno P.S.IT Consultant and Infrastructure ArchitectCommented:
No, VLAN is not trunking.
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Paul SolovyovskySenior IT AdvisorCommented:
You are correct to a point, I was referencing to the Cisco nomenclature

In the Cisco world ethernet interfaces can be configured either as access ports or trunk ports. Trunks carry the traffic of multiple VLANs over a single link and allow you to extend VLANs across the network.  

For other switches it would be 802.1q tagging
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Paul SolovyovskySenior IT AdvisorCommented:
What version of Ontap is being used?  7 mode or cluster?
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mokkanAuthor Commented:
I am using the cluster.
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mokkanAuthor Commented:
Can we use same FS for NFS and CIFS?
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Hanno P.S.IT Consultant and Infrastructure ArchitectCommented:
Yes, you can do mix protocols w/o any problem -- but that is not related to your interface question ;-)
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mokkanAuthor Commented:
Correct, thank you. I opened a new post.
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Hanno P.S.IT Consultant and Infrastructure ArchitectCommented:
Answer to original question had been posted
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