Configure the ION Device at a Data Center

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 a network.
  1. Select
    MAP
    Claimed Devices
    and select the device you wish to configure.
  2. Click and select
    Configure the device
    .
  3. From 1GE ports, select
    Port 1
    .
  4. Leave
    Admin Up
    as the default
    Yes
    .
  5. (Optional)
    Enter a name, description, and tags for this port.
    The Interface Type displays as
    Port
    .
  6. For
    Use This Port For
    , select
    Connect to Internet
    to enable public VPNs for a branch site.
  7. For
    Circuit Label
    , select the circuit that connects to the internet.
    A circuit label is mandatory.
  8. For
    Configuration
    , select
    DHCP
    or
    Static
    .
    1. Choose
      DHCP
      and enter
      NAT 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.
    2. If the IP address is fixed and specified manually, choose
      Static
      and specify the
      IP Address/Mask
      ,
      Default Gateway
      ,
      DNS Servers
      , and
      Secondary IPs
      .
  9. In
    Advanced Options
    ,
    (0ptional)
    specify
    MAC
    ,
    IP MTU
    , and
    Physical
    from the available range or from the drop-down.
  10. Click
    Save Port
    .
  11. Proceed to configure the second port.
    1. Leave
      Admin Up
      as the default
      Yes
      .
    2. (Optional)
      Enter a name, description, and tags for this port.
      The
      Interface Type
      displays as
      Port
      .
    3. For
      Use This Port For
      , select
      Peer 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.
    4. For
      Circuit Label
      , select the circuit to peer with the network.
    5. For
      Configuration
      , select
      DHCP
      or
      Static
      as per the details provided in step 8.
  12. In
    Advanced Options
    ,
    (optional)
    specify
    MAC
    ,
    IP MTU
    , and
    Physical
    from the available range or from the drop-down.
  13. Click
    Save Port
    .
    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.
  14. Proceed to configure Routing, SNMP, Syslog Export, and NTP Client for the ION device.

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