Let us learn to configure the ION at a data center.
As you get started to configure the ION device
at the data center, you must know that the ION 7000 or ION 9000
provides eight 1GE ports and six 10GE SFP+ ports for flexible configuration.
Connect at least one port to the internet and one port to peer with
the device you wish to configure.
Click and select
Configure the device
From 1GE ports, select
as the default
Enter a name, description, and tags
for this port.
The Interface Type displays as
Use This Port For
to enable public VPNs for a branch site.
, select the
circuit that connects to the internet.
A circuit label is mandatory.
Address and Port
if the IP address is dynamically assigned
and if the internet port IP address is a private IP address behind
a NAT firewall.
The External NAT address should be the public IP address
NAT-translated to the ION device’s IP address on this physical port.
The External NAT port should be the External NAT IP address
UDP port forwarded to UDP 4500 on the ION device’s IP address on
this physical port.
Outside of this device configuration, if you have a firewall,
you must allow protocol TCP 443 and UDP 4500 in your firewall configuration.
If the IP address is fixed and specified manually,
and specify the
from the available range or
from the drop-down.
Proceed to configure the second port.
Enter a name, description, and
tags for this port.
Use This Port For
with a Network
to inject routes towards the core router.
You may pair any non-hardware ports on the physical and
virtual ION 7000 or ION 9000. However, ports 5/6 and ports 7/8 are
hardware bypass port pairs, and therefore, must be configured as
port pairs. These port pairs may be set to fail, open, or closed.
Similar to configuring ports on a physical ION 7000, configure
the ports on the virtual ION device. The virtual device has one controller
port and nine configurable ports to connect to the internet or peer
with a network.
Proceed to configure Routing, SNMP, Syslog Export, and
NTP Client for the ION device.