Network OS Administration Guide

Supporting Network OS 6.0.1a

Part Number: 53-1003768-04

Brocade VDX Ethernet interfaces

The Brocade VDX Top-of-Rack (ToR) switches have a single configurable Ethernet interface, Eth0, which can be configured as a management interface.

The modular chassis, the Brocade VDX 8770-8 and the Brocade VDX 8770-4, have two redundant management modules, MM1 and MM2. Each management module can communicate with each of the line cards (interface modules) through an Ethernet connection. Each management module has two Ethernet interfaces, Eth0 and Eth2. These interfaces are also known as Out of Band (OoB) management interfaces.

Eth0 is the management interface and can be configured with an IP address. Eth2 provides connectivity to the other management module and the line cards in the chassis. The Eth2 IP addressing scheme uses default IP addresses to communicate between the modules; these addresses are not user-configurable.

To set a virtual IP or IPv6 address for the chassis, use the chassis virtual-ip or chassis virtual-ipv6 command in RBridge ID configuration mode.