Extreme Campus Controller

  • 1.  XCC VE6120 ports: admin, data, vswitch promiscious mode

    Posted 10-27-2021 20:03
    Hello,

    I am installing a VE6120 and ended up with 3 interfaces (admin, data 1, data 2).
    Admin is out of band - VLAN 10
    Data 1, data 2 - VLAN 16.

    While the documentation is stating that the vswitch should accept promiscious connections, this doesn't seem to make sense.

    Please correct me if I am wrong:
    - data interfaces are used by APs and controller to talk to each other
    - user traffic is locally switched
    - no ther VLANs required on data ports
    - global default gateway applies to Admin topology, static routes might be required for subnets that should be reachable via data ports / topology.

    Thank you,

    Klaus


  • 2.  RE: XCC VE6120 ports: admin, data, vswitch promiscious mode

    Posted 10-28-2021 01:57
    Klaus,

    The admin port should only be used as an out-of-band management port for GUI access only.  It should have no connectivity to the access points or the production data network. 

    The following KB Articles should help you:-
    1.Recommendations for configuring Extreme Campus Controller (XCC) ports in a VM

           https://extremeportal.force.com/ExtrArticleDetail?an=000097639

    2. How to configure vSwitch properties For V2110

         https://extremeportal.force.com/ExtrArticleDetail?an=000084612


    Regards,
    Sumeesh







  • 3.  RE: XCC VE6120 ports: admin, data, vswitch promiscious mode

    Posted 25 days ago
    Hi Sumesh,

    Thank you for getting back to me.
    While the recommended setup is ideal when having a dedicated virtualised environmend for XCC, it's not really applicable when adding XCCs to an existing one.

    And since traffic is bridged at the AP / switch why would the controller need to see all traffic on all VLANs?

    Thanks,
    Klaus