Network Interfaces

Network Interfaces Basics

How do I get to this page?

This page opens when you navigate to Settings and click Network Interfaces.

What’s on this page?

This page is where you manage the configuration settings for the Network Interfaces on your Rocket Appliance:

When should I use this?

Use the Network Interfaces page to configure the Hostname, Network Interface Cards, DNS Servers, and Default Gateway.

Host

To view or edit your Server Hostname, navigate to the Network Interfaces page by clicking on Settings > Network Interfaces.

  • Hostname – (optional) Enter the Fully Qualified Host Name (FQHN) of your Lightspeed Systems Rocket appliance here.

Note: If you enter a hostname, you must also add a DNS A-Record on your DNS server. Without an A-Record, features such as the Access Page will not work properly.

Note: The hostname must match the FQDN on both the internal and external DNS records.

Management Interface

The Management Interface is the network interface through which you connect to the Lightspeed Systems Rocket appliance to administer the system.

  • IP Address – Enter the IP address (IPv4) for the Lightspeed Systems Rocket appliance.
  • Subnet Mask – Enter the subnet mask for the Lightspeed Systems Rocket appliance.
  • Default Gateway – Enter the IP address of the default gateway for your network. This is typically the IP address of your router or firewall.
  • Speed and Duplex – In most cases, speed and duplex can be set to Auto, but if the interface status shows as Half Duplex, then you should manually lock it to Full Duplex and hard set your switch to match Full Duplex.

Note: The interface should be initialized and able to pass traffic after the initial Setup Wizard completes.

  • IPv6 Address – If your network supports IPv6, enter the IPv6 address for the Lightspeed Systems Rocket appliance.
  • IPv6 Prefix Length – Enter the IPv6 Prefix Length in use on your network.
  • IPv6 Default Gateway – Enter the address of the default IPv6 gateway for your network.

Auxiliary Interface

When configuring Ethernet port settings on the Rocket appliance you should ensure that speed and duplex are set to the highest common denominator (for example, 1000/Full Duplex).

Note: Remember to lock the speed and duplex on switch and firewall ports as well.

  • IP Address – Enter the IP address (IPv4) for the auxiliary interface.
  • Subnet Mask – Enter the subnet mask for the auxiliary interface.
  • Speed and Duplex – From the dropdown list, select the speed and duplex for auxiliary interface, which can be Auto (the default), 1000 Mbps (full-duplex), 100 Mbps (full-duplex), 100 Mbps (half-duplex), 10 Mbps (full-duplex), or 10 Mbps (half-duplex).
  • MTU – From the dropdown list select the maximum transmission unit (MTU) size (in bytes), which can be 1500 (the default), 7000, or 9000.
  • IPv6 Address – If your network supports iPv6, enter the IPv6 address for the auxiliary interface.
  • IPv6 Prefix Length – If your network supports IPv6, enter the IPv6 prefix length for the auxiliary interface.

DNS Servers

  • Primary DNS Server (IPv4/IPv6) – Enter the IP address of the primary Domain Name System (DNS) server. The Lightspeed Systems Rocket requires at least one DNS server in order to communicate on the network.
  • Secondary DNS Server (optional) (IPv4/IPv6) – Enter the IP address of the secondary DNS server. This setting is optional, and is only needed as a backup if the primary DNS server is unable to resolve an address.