Configuring standby interfaces with setup

You can assign a standby IP address to a network interface, so that the interface does not have a partner IP address.

This procedure is performed during setup of the storage system.

  1. Do not enter an IP address for a standby interface; press Return. For example:

    Please enter the IP address for Network Interface e0 []:

  2. Enter the netmask for the interface you are configuring, or press Return if the default value is correct. For example:

    Please enter the netmask for Network Interface e1 [255.255.0.0]:

  3. Specify that this interface is to take over a partner IP address. For example:

    Should interface e1 take over a partner IP address during failover? [n]: y