Mushroom Networks Documentation

Configuration guide for interface groups

Interface Groups

 An interface group is an abstraction of a set of real interfaces that the user can manage with finer control. The user can define what interfaces (WAN, Cellular, VLL) are to be associated with a particular interface group, what percentage of each interface is to be used and if the group requires failover interfaces. The user can also define what type of traffic would traverse this bundled virtual interface.  

 Components of Interface Groups

 

  1. Interface Groups: This block will give the user the functionality to create a group which could then have filters and the outgoing interfaces associated with it.

    2. Interface Group Interfaces : Once an interface group is created, the group’s specific interfaces can be configured and  added to the interface group. For instance the user can add WAN 1 and Cellular WAN 2 to a particular interface group.

In the above example only WAN1 and Cellular WAN2 will be included in this group.

    3. Interface Group Filter: The interface group filter is used to filter the desired traffic types on a particular Interface Group.

The sample filter above will direct all traffic from 192.168.253.115 onto Interface Group 2.

 

The default Interface Group with index 1 should not be modified. Any additional desired Interface Groups should be added as new Interface Groups. The blank “Device Index” above indicates that all device type indexes should be selected.

The distribution of traffic within this Interface Group can be customized using the “Weights” field.  The “Weight” indicates the proportion of traffic desired for a particular interface. 

 A weight of 0.0 for all Interfaces selected indicates an equalized distribution of the traffic. This would match all the incoming traffic on the LAN. These weights can be customized to load balance by changing the weights as desired.

 

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