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Managing Segment/Port Details for an IPS/TPS device from the SMS?

    • Updated:
    • 5 Sep 2017
    • Product/Version:
    • TippingPoint IPS N-series All
    • TippingPoint IPS NX-series All
    • TippingPoint IPS S-series All
    • TippingPoint NGFW All
    • TippingPoint SecBlade All
    • TippingPoint SMS All
    • TippingPoint TPS All
    • TippingPoint Virtual SMS
    • TippingPoint Virtual TPS All
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Summary

Link-Down Synchronization, also called Sympathetic HA, allows you to configure the device to force both ports down on a segment when the device detects a link state of down on one of the ports. When Link-Down Synchronization is enabled, the device monitors the link state for both ports on a segment. If the link goes down on either port, both ports on the segment are disabled. This functionality propagates the link state across the device. In the case of Router A and Router B, if the link to router A goes down, then the ports both ports are disabled, resulting in the link to Router B going down, which Router B detects. With Link-Down Synchronization, ports respond according to the configured setting. The setting includes the following:

  • Hub - When a port goes down, the system ensures the partner port remains up.
  • Breaker - When a port goes down, the system disables the partner port until both ports are manually restarted. The breaker option requires manually restarting both ports.
  • Wire - When a port goes down, the system disables the partner port, automatically restarting both ports when the link is re-established.
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How To: Common Task

  1. Log in to the SMS from a client.
  2. On the Devices screen, expand the All Devices in the Navigation pane.
  3. Select a device and expand the options.


How To: Edit IPS Segment Details

  1. Select Network Configuration and then select the Segments tab.
  2. In the Physical Segments table, select an entry and do one of the following:
    • Click Edit.
    • Double-click the desired segment to edit.
    • HHighlight the segment, right-click and select Edit.
    • Highlight the segment and from the top menu select Edit->Details->Physical Segment.
  3. The Segment Details-Edit wizard displays.
  4. For Name modify the Segment Name.
  5. Click Next or the Link Down Synchronization tab and enter the required information;
  6. For Intrinsic Network HA, select a Layer2 Fall Back Action:
    • Block All
    • Permit All
  7. For Link-Down Synchronization, select a mode then enter a value in seconds for the Wait Time (0-240).
    • Hub (port goes down, partner port remains up)
    • Breaker (port goes down, partner taken down, both require manual restart)
    • Wire (port does down, partner taken down, automatically restart when link reestablished). When selected, if one interface is down for an amount of time exceeding the time-out period, both interfaces are managed according to the selected option.
  8. Click Next or the Segment Groups tab and enter the required information;
  9. For Segment Group, select the appropriate group entry from the drop down box.
  10. Click Finish to complete your configuration.


How To: Edit Port Details

  1. Select Network Configuration and then select the Ports tab.
  2. In the Ports table, select an entry and do one of the following:
    • Click Edit.
    • Highlight the port, right-click and select Edit.
    • Highlight the port and from the top menu select Edit->Details->Ports.
    • Double-click the desired port to edit.
  3. TThe Port Details - Edit wizard displays.
  4. Click Restart if required.
  5. For Hardware, modify the On check box if the hardware is physically on or off.
  6. For Auto Negotiation, modify the Enabled check box if the port allows auto-negotiation for line speed.
  7. If you are not using Auto Negotiation, modify the following settings:
    • Line Speed.
    • Duplex setting: Full or Half.
  8. Click OK to complete your configuration.
  9. Repeat steps for the other port.

Reference: SMS User Guide

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Solution Id:
TP000088733
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