From the left navigation menu, select Network Access and then Virtual IP Pools.
Click + Create VIP Pool and complete the fields:
Enter a name for the VIP Pool.
If your storage clients are on multiple subnets and you are routing your client storage traffic through a local gateway device, enter the gateway IP.
Subnet CIDR (required)
Specify the subnet in Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR) notation.
In CIDR notation, the subnet is expressed as the number of bits of each IP address that represent the subnet address. For example, the subnet mask 255.255.255.0 is expressed as 24 in CIDR notation.
If you want to tag the VIP pool with a specific VLAN on the data network, enter the VLAN number (0-4096). See also Tagging VIP Pools with VLANs.
If you want to dedicate a specific group of CNodes to the VIP pool, open the drop-down and select all the CNodes you want to include in the group. The VIPs in this pool will only be distributed among the selected CNodes.
If you do not specify any CNodes, the pool will be distributed among all active CNodes.
Set this to Protocols for data network access. The replication role is for creating a VIP pool dedicated to native replication.
Enable this setting if you would like the CNodes that are assigned VIPs from this pool to belong to a preferred domain for VMS failover. For more details, see VMS Hosting Impact and Preferences.
VAST DNS Configuration: VIP Pool Domain Name
If you are using the VAST Cluster DNS server, specify a domain name to associate with the VIP pool. The domain suffix is defined in the DNS server configuration, is appended to the VIP pool domain name to form a fully qualified domain name (FQDN). Requests for that FQDN will be allocated VIPs from this pool.
The FQDN formed from the current value entered into the field and the domain suffix is displayed below the field as the DNS Service FQDN.
IP Ranges List
The set of IPs that belong to the VIP pool, which can include multiple different contiguous ranges. For each range, add the Start IP and End IP in the fields provided. To add a range, click Add IP Range button. to add another range.
To remove a range, click the Remove button for that range.
The virtual IP pool is saved. IP addresses from the pool are assigned automatically to the CNodes. You can view the assigned virtual IPs per CNode on the Virtual IPs tab.
On the Virtual IP Pools tab, click to open the Actions menu for the VIP pool and select Edit.
Make your changes and click Update.
To manage virtual IPs, virtual IP poolsvia CLI, use the following commands.
For full CLI command syntax, including arguments, enter the command at the CLI prompt in the <command> <subcommand> format provided in the table, followed by ?.