To set up the network configuration of your ALOHA, you can use the configuration wizard which asks you a few questions before building your networking configuration.

The configuration wizard unfolds in the following process:

Warning

Running the wizard will erase all previous network settings you have already saved.

Launch the wizard

  1. On the WUI, click on the Wizard tab.

  2. Click Next to start, or Cancel to quit.

Configure physical interfaces

  1. Select network speed (Auto / 10 / 100 / 1000 Mbps)

  2. Select negotiation mode (Auto / half duplex / full duplex)

  3. Write a description for the interface (optional)

  4. Click on Next to go to the next step.

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Figure: Configure physical interfaces UI

Note

The number of interfaces may vary with the appliance model or the number of virtual network interfaces configured in a virtual appliance.

Aggregate network interfaces

If you do not need to create an aggregate, click on Next to go to the next step.

  1. Check the network interfaces to aggregate

  2. Type a description

  3. Click Agreg. The result should looks like the picture below:

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  4. Start again as required.

  5. Click on Next to go to the next step.

Note

The default aggregation mode is Active/standby. To know more about link aggregation in the ALOHA, refer to the relevant documentation: Active/passive bonding and Active/active bonding.

Configure VLANs

If you don't need to create any VLAN interface, click Next to go to the next step.

  1. Choose the Interface you want to create a vlan on

  2. Type the VLAN ID

  3. Type a short Description for this virtual interface (optional)

  4. Click on Create.

    The result should look like below:

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  5. Click on Next to go to the next step.

Note

The VLANs will be tagged on the ALOHA's physical interface. Hence, they must be tagged on the switch port as well.

Configure ALOHA local IP addresses

These addresses are generally internal IPs or dedicated to administration to allow your servers and monitoring system to reach the ALOHA load balancer.

Note

When using two ALOHA load balancers in a cluster, the shared Service IP addresses will be hosted by the VRRP protocol configured during (High availability) step.

  1. Choose the Interface you want to configure

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  2. Type in the IP address/mask respecting the format: aaa.bbb.ccc.ddd/mm

  3. Click on Add.

    The result should look like the image below:

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  4. Repeat the operation as required.

  5. When finished, click on Next.

Configure static IP routes

In a production environment, it is necessary to configure at least one route to tell the ALOHA how to reach users or servers that are located on a different subnet.

You should at least configure the gateway for the default route (0.0.0.0/0).

  1. Choose a network Interface

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  2. Type in the destination Network, respecting the format aaa.bbb.ccc.ddd/mm

  3. Type the Gateway IP address

  4. Click on Add.

    The result should look like the image below:

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  5. Repeat the operation as required.

  6. When finished, click on Next.

Configure high availability

The IP addresses dedicated to virtual services will be hosted by the VRRP Protocol on the ALOHA master.

Configure VRRP

  1. Choose the Interface

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  2. Enter the VRRP Address : this is the Virtual IP Address (VIP) which will display to the network.

  3. Enter the vrID : this is an integer from 0 to 255 for all servers in the cluster sharing the same service.

    Note

    This ID must be unique on your network.

  4. Enter the Priority: this is an integer from 1 to 254. It is used to choose the master ALOHA.

    A higher integer indicates a stronger priority. You can also activate configuration synchronization between two ALOHA load balancers and choose a different role for each.

Configure synchronization

  1. Choose the ALOHA Role in the cluster: Active (master) or Passive (Slave).

  2. Choose the Local Address.

  3. Add the peer cluster member IP address in Remote address field.

    The result should look like the image below:

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  4. Click Next.

Configure Aloha management

All IP addresses in the image below were changed from the IP wild card (*) to the ALOHA local IP address.

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  1. Enter the following information:

    • CLI remote access for SSH

    • Web Interface is the WUI. You can choose the language (FR or EN).

    Note

    The protocol and the port for the WUI must be the same for both members of an ALOHA cluster.

  2. Set up your ALOHA load balancer host name

  3. Enable SNMP by configuring the following information:

    • Check the Enable SNMP box

    • Choose an IP address and a port for the SNMP daemon

    • Type in a network to be allowed to query the SNMP daemon

    • Type in a community.

    The result should look like the image below:

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  4. Click Next.

Display the summary

This step summarizes the completed configuration above and allows you to apply it.

Click Apply to install the configuration.

Build configuration

This step allows to validate definitively the configuration and apply it after a reboot.

Click on Yes to save the new configuration on the flash and reboot the ALOHA.