Adding VLANs to VERDE (rpm) networking.

Adding VLANs to VERDE (rpm) networking.

Product Line:  VERDE

In order to implement VLANs, the customer's switch needs to be set up first to support the needed IP ranges.  Once that's completed, perform the following for each VLAN:

On the VERDE server, I do an ifconfig.  It shows that VERDE is installed on NIC em1 with the IP 192.168.0.7



Based on the NIC interace:  /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-em1, we create a VLAN entitled 100.  To do this, we create the following file:
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-em1.100


Take note to the mandatory settings.  The last one "BRIDGE-br0" actually points to the next required file:
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-br0


Take note again to the required settings.  The IP Address, Netmask and Gateway values reflect what should be in your system's VLAN networking.

Now, restart networking (/etc/init.d/network restart) and you'll see the new virtual NICS:


Now, to bind the Virtual NICs to the respective network, you'll need to install the socat software:
#yum install socat
Once it has downloaded and installed, run the following:

# socat tcp-listen:48622,fork,reuseaddr,bind=192.168.12.10 tcp:192.168.0.7:48622
In the command, the VLAN's IP (192.168.12.10) binds to the VERDE server IP (192.168.0.7)

Okay..  Now, you need to enter the BRIDGE interface file name in The VERDE Sessions Settings as follows:




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