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Dedicated Ethernet Networking

Currently, WAN links cannot handle escalating bandwidth requirements for cloud computing, business continuity, business process automation and other applications. Many companies and information technology teams try to expand and make the most of their existing technology. A dedicated Ethernet connection, also known as dedicated Ethernet networking, is the next generation of Ethernet enterprise solutions. Dedicated Ethernet is a highly-secure dedicated Ethernet connection for bandwidth-heavy applications and data center consolidation. This capability offers protection and availability options required by companies who need to maintain control of their own network infrastructure. Boasting ultra-low latency, Dedicated Ethernet is designed to support critical business applications, with the speed and bandwidth each organisation requires. This provides improved primary connectivity or it can be used as a backup for enhancing existing connection, providing high availability and defined performance levels. In this roadmap, Dedicated Ethernet provides the same service quality and security as traditional carrier transmission links, but at much greater bandwidth speeds.

Configuring Ethernet Interface Settings

The Network Controller (NIC) has two network interfaces (eth0/eth1) on every node. One network interface can be a shared ethernet port and the other network interface could be a dedicated ethernet port which blocks management traffic between NexVisors boosting the performance for critical applications. In order to specify one of two available network ethernet interfaces as a dedicated port, you should contact the support team to configure this manually.

The following figure shows the initial configuration state.

Select dedicated Ethernet port

Since the appropriate changes have been applied on the cluster, it can be noticed that the type of the selected interface NIC 1 is indicated as a dedicated network, (amber colour), as illustraded in the following figure.

Select dedicated Ethernet port