Mushroom Networks Documentation

What are the “Components of Interface Groups” in version 1.17 and later?

An interface group is like a bundled virtual interface which the user controls. The user can define what interfaces (WAN, Cellular, VLL) are to be associated with this virtual interface, and what percentage of each interface is to be used. The user can also define what type of traffic would traverse this bundled virtual interface.

Interface Groups are accessed by clicking “Add” next to the appropriate section on the “Advanced” tab of the BBNA Management Interface, as shown below:

The components of Interface Groups are:

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



2. Interface Group Interfaces: The interface group interfaces consists of all the interfaces the user wants to be associated with the concerned group. For instance the user can add WAN 1 and Cellular WAN 2 to a particular group.


 In the above example only WAN1 and Cellular WAN2 would be used for this group. 


3. Interface Group Filter: The interface group filter will define the traffic which the user needs to pass on the group.


This filter would put all the traffic from on Interface Group 2.


The default settings are as follows. It is best practice to not change this group and instead add new groups for any customization.

The blank device index indicates all device indexes of device type being selected. A weight of 0.0 for all Interfaces selected indicates an equally distributing system. This would match all the traffic incoming on LAN, and can be used to load balance by changing the weight. 


4. Interface Options: The Interface Options tab consists of the flow pinning control. The flow pinning has to be set to false on the server side for the VLL and VoIP armor interfaces. This ensures that the traffic incoming through the VLL on the server side and destined for the web would properly exit the box.


NOTE: This need to be set only on the server side if you have your own mushroom server. In case of subscription to the BBS, this will be handled by Mushroom Networks.


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