Network > Virtual Wires
Select NetworkVirtual Wires to define virtual wires after you have specified two virtual wire interfaces on the firewall (Network > Interfaces).
Virtual Wire Settings
Virtual Wire Name
Enter a virtual wire name (up to 31 characters). This name appears in the list of virtual wires when configuring interfaces. The name is case-sensitive and must be unique. Use only letters, numbers, spaces, hyphens, and underscores.
Select two Ethernet interfaces from the displayed list for the virtual wire configuration. Interfaces are listed here only if they have the virtual wire interface type and have not been assigned to another virtual wire.
For information on virtual wire interfaces, see Virtual Wire Interface.
Enter the tag number (0-4094) or range of tag numbers (tag1-tag2) for the traffic allowed on the virtual wire. A tag value of zero (default) indicates untagged traffic. Multiple tags or ranges must be separated by commas. Traffic that has an excluded tag value is dropped.
Tag values are not changed on incoming or outgoing packets.
When utilizing virtual wire subinterfaces, the Tag Allowed list will cause all traffic with the listed tags to be classified to the parent virtual wire. Virtual wire subinterfaces must utilize tags that do not exist in the parent's Tag Allowed list.
Select if you want to be able to apply security rules to multicast traffic. If this setting is not enabled, multicast traffic is forwarded across the virtual wire.
Link State Pass Through
Select if you want to bring down the other interface in a virtual wire pair when a down link state is detected. If you do not select or you disable this option, link status is not propagated across the virtual wire.
Configure Virtual Wires
Configuring a virtual wire includes configuring two Ethernet ports that use the same link speed as virtual wire interfaces, enabling link state pass through, and ...
Virtual Wire Subinterfaces
You can create subinterfaces on a virtual wire and then apply different policies to different traffic zones based on VLAN tags. You can further separate ...
Layer 2 and Layer 3 Packets over a Virtual Wire
Virtual wire interfaces don’t participate in switching or routing; you can control Layer 2 tagged and untagged traffic; you can control Layer 3 traffic using ...
Virtual Wire Interfaces
Virtual wires bind two interfaces within a firewall, allowing you to easily install a firewall into a topology that requires no switching or routing by ...
Port Speeds of Virtual Wire Interfaces
Configure a virtual wire using two ports that operate at the same speed, whether they are both copper, both fiber optic, or one copper and ...
Virtual Wire Interface
Virtual Wire Interface Network > Interfaces > Ethernet A virtual wire logically binds two Ethernet interfaces together, allowing for all traffic to pass between the ...
Virtual Wire Subinterface
Virtual Wire Subinterface Network > Interfaces > Ethernet Virtual wire (vwire) subinterfaces allow you to separate traffic by VLAN tags or a VLAN tag and ...
Use VLAN tags to control traffic over a virtual wire. For more granular control, create subinterfaces and classify traffic with a VLAN tag or IP ...
Virtual Wire Support of High Availability
Virtual wires support active/passive and active/active HA and path monitoring. You can speed up HA failover for an active/passive HA pair by pre-negotiating LACP and ...