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Basic GSS configs

Hi... I'm currently doing a design for a customer to deploy GSS on their network. This will be my very first GSS project, and I have a couple of basic config questions that aren't answered in the GSS docos:

Question 1:

The GSS Getting Started Guide mentioned that Eth0 is by default used for "inter-device communication". My question is, can the inter-device and keepalive communications share the same interface?

Question 2:

If inter-device and keepalive communications use different interfaces, should they connect to the same VLAN/subnet, or different ones?

Question 3:

Which interface is used to listen on/respond to clients?

Thanks in advance for your assistance.

Cheers

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Cisco Employee

Re: Basic GSS configs

only 1 default gateway.

The GSS still has only 1 routing table, so it needs to be configured appropriately.

The command you mentioned earlier is more like to specify the source interface for sending internal data.

Gilles.

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Cisco Employee

Re: Basic GSS configs

Q1: yes - most people only uses 1 interface.

Q2: no - you can't put both interfaces in the same vlan.

Q3: The GSS listen on both interfaces.

Basically, you should only use eth0 unless this is a design with a lot of GSS [so a lot of internal traffic] and you want to dedicate an interface just for this internal traffic.

Gilles.

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Re: Basic GSS configs

Thanks Gilles.

I have further questions though...

Now, if I want to use a dedicated interface for inter-device communications, that would mean the GSS will have 2 default gateways, wouldn't it? 1 for the inter-device comm port, and the other for the "normal data" port. Or the inter-device comm port only listens, but not transmits?

If all goes well, we may have to implement up to 8 GSS devices in total. So, I'm guessing that with this in mind, we should be using dedicated inter-device comm port. Is this correct?

Thanks.

Cisco Employee

Re: Basic GSS configs

only 1 default gateway.

The GSS still has only 1 routing table, so it needs to be configured appropriately.

The command you mentioned earlier is more like to specify the source interface for sending internal data.

Gilles.

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