Add and Configure a Virtual Interface

Let us learn to add and configure a virtual interface.
  1. Click the add icon to add a virtual interface and select
    Add
    .
  2. For
    Admin Up
    , select
    No
    or
    Yes
    to administratively bring down the interface or bring up the interface.
    • An interface will not be operational if
      Admin Up
      is
      No
      .
    • Admin Up
      must be
      Yes
      for a virtual interface with controller ports.
    • Admin Up
      can be
      Yes
      or
      No
      for a virtual interface with non-controller ports.
  3. Enter a
    Name
    and
    Description
    for the virtual interface.
  4. (Optional)
    Add
    Tags
    .
  5. For Virtual Interface Members, select a maximum of two interfaces from the drop-down.
    The interfaces can be either controller ports or non-controller ports. A combination of controller and non-controller ports is not allowed. Configuring the second controller port provides port-level and cable-level redundancy.
  6. For
    Use These Ports For
    , select an appropriate option from the drop-down.
    • For controller ports, the option can be None.
    • For non-controller ports, the available options are: LAN, Internet, and Private WAN.
  7. For
    Scope
    , select
    Global
    or
    Local
    .
    • When
      Global
      is selected, the IP addresses advertised into the Prisma SD-WAN Fabric.
    • When
      Local
      is selected the IP addresses are not advertised into the Prisma SD-WAN Fabric.
  8. For
    Circuit Label
    , select the circuit label that corresponds to the connection for this site.
    A circuit label cannot be attached to a virtual interface composed of two controller ports.
  9. For
    Configuration
    , select
    DHCP
    or
    Static
    .
    • If the IP address dynamically assigned, select
      DHCP
      .
    • If the IP address is fixed and specified manually, select
      Static
      . If you select
      Static
      , specify the
      IP Address/Mask
      ,
      Default Gateway
      , and
      DNS server(s)
      .
  10. If
    DHCP Relay
    functions are required, select
    DHCP
    . Change
    Add DHCP Relay
    from
    No
    to
    Yes
    .
  11. Create Virtual Interface
    to complete the configuration.

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