Support for Many to Many Port Associations


Currently, when you configure port associations for VirtualWire mode, you can specify a single port for a master and a single port for a slave. This is a limitation for use cases when the traffic needs to be spread out across several ports.


Netvisor One now provides the ability to specify multiple ports for master and slave parameters for port-associations in virtual-wire mode.


CLI (network-admin@Leaf1) > port-association-create name PA_1 master-ports 1 slave-ports 2,3 virtual-wire


CLI (network-admin@Leaf1) > port-association-create name PA_2 master-ports 2 slave-ports 1,3 virtual-wire


The parameter, monitor-ports, is added to allow for ports that are not tracked by the port-association.


CLI (network-admin@Leaf1) > CLI> port-association-create name PA_1 master-ports 1 slave-ports 2 monitor-ports 3 virtual-wire


CLI (network-admin@Leaf1) > CLI> port-association-create name PA_2 master-ports 2 slave-ports 1 monitor-ports 3 virtual-wire


These commands create the same set of port-associations except that when ports 1 or 2 goes down, port 3 is not affected.


There is no limitation on the number of input and output ports you can configure on the switch. In a monitoring application, this means that any number of ports can be configured as input sources and any number of ports can be configured as output or mirror destinations