How to Configure Network Bridge on the Nodegrid Serial Console

How to Configure Network Bridge on the Nodegrid Serial Console

Nodegrid Serial Console cascades, or daisy chains, network ports by implementing a network bridge between ports ETH0 and ETH1.

In this configuration several NSC units can be used in cascade mode, all sharing the same network switch port, saving a physical port on each switch. Instead of occupying multiple ports on a master network switch, we can share one port among multiple NSC units.

Below are the steps to configure network bridge between ETH0 and ETH1.

WebUI
  1. Open a browser, enter the Nodegrid Serial Console IP/hostname, and log in as admin
  2. Go to Network :: Connections page
  3. Click on Add, and fill out the form as follows:
    • Enter a Name for this connection
    • Set Type as Bridge
    • Enter eth0 eth1 for Bridge Interfaces (note space between eth0 and eth1)
    • Select DHCP or Static for the IPv4 Mode. If Static, enter IP address, Bitmask and Gateway IP
    • Enter IPv4 DNS Server and Search, if applicable
    • Do the same for IPv6, if applicable
  4. Click on Save

CLI
  1. SSH, telnet or console in to the Nodegrid Serial Console
  2. Log in as admin
  3. Type the following commands:
- For DHCP IPv4 Mode:
add settings/network_connections/
set name=<name>
set type=bridge
set bridge_interfaces=eth0,eth1
save

- For Static IPv4 Mode:
add settings/network_connections/
set name=<name>
set type=bridge
set bridge_interfaces="eth0 eth1"
set ipv4_mode=static
set ipv4_address=<IP Address>
set ipv4_bitmask=<bit mask, ie, 24>
set ipv4_gateway=<Gateway IP>
set ipv4_dns_server=<DNS IP>
set ipv4_dns_search=<Domain Name>
save

If IPv6 is required, set the appropriate ipv6 parameters.
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