|In this test scenario, a LANforge-ICE WanLink is created in Bridged Mode using Redirect Devices to illustrate an example of how to send LANforge-FIRE traffic to yourself through LANforge-ICE. This is useful when physical ports are in short supply and a proof-of-concept test is needed.|
Setup a Netsmith Connection.
Go to the Status tab and click Netsmith
Right-click inside the Netsmith window and select New Connection
Accept defaults, Auto Create everything and click OK
NOTE: The new connection consists of two pairs of Redirect Devices, Port 1A, 1B and Port 2A, 2B and a WanLink. The new connection is not created until you click the Apply button in the Netsmith window.
Apply the new connection
NOTE: The new connection is created and has a Bridged Mode WanLink between Redirect Device ports 1B and 2B which are shown as smaller, green squares (B-Ports) connected by a vertical bar (WanLink).
For more information see LANforge-GUI User Guide: Virtual Interfaces
Setup the WanLink.
Right-click the WanLink and select Modify WanLink
Verify that the B-side ports of the Redirect Device pairs (rddVR0b and rddVR1b) are configured
NOTE: Be sure to set the impairment, if any, and transfer rate
Click OK when done
Right-click on the WanLink and select Toggle WanLink to Running (green)
For more information see LANforge-GUI User Guide: WanLinks (ICE)
Setup the ports.
Right-click port rddVR0 and select Modify Port
Assign an IP address and Network Mask to rddVR0
Right-click port rddVR1 and select Modify Port
Assign an IP address and Network Mask to rddVR1
NOTE: As an alternate method to set Network Mask, enter a / followed by the number of mask bits after the IP address. In this case, /24 is equivalent to 255.255.255.0
Select the IPv4s checkbox at the bottom of the Netsmith window to verify port configuration
Go to the Port Mgr tab to verify port configuration
NOTE: The Bridged Mode WanLink is connected between rddVR0b and rddVR1b which both have 0.0.0.0 IP addresses
For more information see LANforge-GUI User Guide: Ports (Interfaces)
Create a Layer-3 Connection.
Go to the Layer-3 tab and click Create
The RDD-FIRE connection will use the A-side ports of the Redirect Device pairs
NOTE: These are the ports rddVR0 and rddVR1 that were assigned IP addresses in step 2
Verify the Layer-3 connection was created
For more information see LANforge-GUI User Guide: Layer-3 Cross Connects (FIRE)
Run LANforge-FIRE to yourself through LANforge-ICE!
Select the Layer-3 Cross Connect and click Start
Click Display to show the Layer-3 Cross Connect details
Go to the Status tab and click Netsmith to view the graphical representation of the setup
Right-click on the WanLink and select Display WanLink to display the WanLink details