I see that VOSS 8.2.0 is released and there is now a Segmented Management Interface which says “the Management plane (management protocols) is separated from the Control Plane (routing plane) from a process and data-path perspective”. There are three interface options that can now be used:
• Out-of-Band (OOB) management IP address (IPv4 and/or IPv6)
• In-band Loopback/circuitless IP (CLIP) management IP address (IPv4 and/or IPv6)
• In-band management VLAN IP address (IPv4 and/or IPv6)
I started configuring switches to use a CLIP address in the GRT for management, but now there is an option to use a CLIP address in any VRF including the GRT. I distribute routes from the GRT to a Management VRF so I could share the management routing table within a L3VSN.
So the question is:
Should I leave the CLIP in the GRT or move it to a VRF? How would this affect IP shortcuts?