5.2. Network Interface Configuration

The Interfaces section displays all physical and virtual network interfaces existing in the system and allows you to modify their settings and add VLAN interfaces. All interfaces of each cluster node are displayed here. The interface settings are node-specific - that is, they are not global.

Using the Edit button, you can modify the settings for a network interface:

  • Enable or disable the interface.

  • Specify the interface type as Layer 3 or Mirror. An interface operating in the Layer 3 mode can be assigned an IP address and used in firewall rules, content filtering, and other rules. This is the standard operating mode of a network interface. An interface operating in the Mirror mode can receive traffic from a SPAN port of network equipment for subsequent analysis.

  • Assign a zone to the interface.

  • Assign a Netflow profile to send statistics to a Netflow collector.

  • Assign a profile for sending data using the Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP).

  • Modify the physical parameters of the interface, such as the MAC address and MTU size.

  • Select the IP address assignment type: no address, a static IP address, or a dynamic IP address obtained using DHCP.

  • Configure DHCP relay for the selected interface. To do this, you need to enable DHCP relay, enter the IP address of the interface on which the relay is added in the UserGate address field, and specify one or more DHCP servers where client DHCP requests are to be forwarded.

Using the Add button, you can add the following logical interface types:

  • VLAN.

  • Bond.

  • Bridge.

  • PPPoE.

  • VPN.

  • Tunnel.