Understanding VIFs. Rick Triana Professional Services Consultant. About VIFs. A feature in Data ONTAP that implements link aggregation on your storage system, vifs provide a mechanism to group together multiple network interfaces (links) into one logical interface (aggregate).
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A feature in Data ONTAP that implements link aggregation on your storage system, vifs provide a mechanism to group together multiple network interfaces (links) into one logical interface (aggregate).
After being created, a vif is indistinguishable from a physical network interface.
Different vendors also refer to vifs using these terms:
Using vifs provides several advantages over using individual network interfaces, such as the following:
Guidelines for creating & configuring VIF
The 10GbE TOE NIC cards have a number of limitations. They include:
However, dynamic multimode vifs have some special requirements:
vif create single VIF1 e0 e1
MultiMode VIF (static):
vif create multi mult1 e0a e0b
LACP MultiMode VIF (dynamic):
vif create lacp VIF3 e1a e2a
Second Level VIF:
vif create multi multi1 e0a e0b
vif create multi multi2 e0c e0d
vif create single multi1 multi2