Network Configuration

Network Spaces

NAS, iSCSI, external replication and other network-related features require a configured network space to operate. A network space defines a set of configured IP addresses, as well as additional network-related configuration, with which the system can operate.

Creating Network Interfaces

Network spaces are defined on top of network interfaces, which can be created using system.network_interfaces.create:

>>> interfaces = []
>>> for node in system.components.nodes:
...     interfaces.append(
...         system.network_interfaces.create(node=node, ports=['eth-data1'])
...     )

Creating Network Spaces

Once the network interfaces are defined, creating a network space can be done via system.network_spaces.create:

>>> interfaes = []
>>> netspace = system.network_spaces.create(
...     name='ns1',
...     interfaces=interfaces,
...     service='RMR_SERVICE',
...     mtu=9000,
...     network_config={
...       'netmask': 19,
...       'network': '192.168.0.0',
...       'default_gateway': '192.168.1.1',
...     },
... )

Setting Network Space Properties

Some network space types can receive additional configuration options through properties. These can be specified during network space creation through the properties parameter, and updated through update_properties:

netspace = system.network_spaces.create(..., properties: {'is_async_only': True})
...
netspace.update_properties({
  'is_async_only': False,
})

See also

For more information regarding network space properties and their meaning, please refer to the official InfiniBox API documentation