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Is There a Best Practice Procedure for Making Topology Changes On A Cluster?

Question asked by Daniel Taney on Apr 26, 2018
Latest reply on Apr 27, 2018 by Daniel Taney

Good afternoon everyone! I need to make a topology change to a Gateway Cluster where I want to move an interface off a trunk port (bonding group) onto its own dedicated link.

 

For example, I have VLAN 10 configured, with an IP, on bond0. Bond0 is an 802.3ad PortChannel back to a Cisco switch configured as a trunk. I want to move this to bond2 where bond2 is an 802.3ad PortChannel back to a Cisco switch configured as an access link on VLAN 10. 

 

My somewhat specific example aside, this got me wondering if there was a recommended process for making these types of topology changes? It seems like it is a bit of a juggling act between making the changes in the proper sequence in GAIA and then dealing with the Topology in SmartConsole. Also, could it be with near "zero downtime" by modifying the Standby member first and then flipping over?

 

I was messing around with it in our test lab and seemed to be getting unstable results!

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