Wednesday , August 10 2022

how to configure multiple interfaces at the same time

This is an useful feature, specially if we want to configure Huawei’s switch, where there are lots of physical interfaces. Very often, some of interfaces have the same configuration. Instead of configure the interfaces one by one it is easier to configure multiple interfaces at the same time. It improves the efficiency.

Let’s assume that you want to add 5 GE interfaces to VLAN 100:

[labnario]port-group labnario
[labnario-port-group-labnario]group-member GigabitEthernet 0/0/1 to GigabitEthernet 0/0/5
[labnario-port-group-labnario]port link-type access
[labnario-port-group-labnario]port default vlan 100

[labnario]dis cur | beg port-group
port-group labnario
 group-member GigabitEthernet0/0/1
 group-member GigabitEthernet0/0/2
 group-member GigabitEthernet0/0/3
 group-member GigabitEthernet0/0/4
 group-member GigabitEthernet0/0/5

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from Huawei CLI – debugging …

To enable system debugging functions on Huawei’s device:

<labnario>debugging ?
  acl4                    ACL4 module
  acl6                    ACL6 module
  anti-attack             Specify anti-attack configurations
  application-apperceive  Set application-apperceive information
  arp                     ARP module
  arp-ping                ARP-ping
  arp-proxy               Arp proxy debugging functions
  atm                     ATM module
  bfd                     BFD module
  bgp                     BGP protocol
  bridge                  Bridge
  ce-ping                 Enable ce-ping debugging
  cfm                     CFM module
  cluster                 Cluster module
  ...
<labnario>debugging ip icmp

To send debugging information to terminal:

<labnario>terminal monitor
Info: Current terminal monitor is on.
<labnario>terminal debugging
Info: Current terminal debugging is on.

To display which debugging functions are enabled:

<labnario>display debugging
IP icmp debugging is on

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SNMPv2c configuration on Huawei devices

Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is widely used for IP networks’ devices management and monitoring. Not only routers and switches can be managed using SNMP. It can be used with servers, modems, printers, etc. It is application layer protocol and is defined as IETF standard.

How SNMP works?

It operates based on the following components:

  • Network Management Station (NMS), sends SNMP requests to query managed devices and receives alarms send by these devices. NMS uses the MIB to identify and manage device objects.
  • Agent – process running on the managed device which is responsible for sending alarms to the NMS and processing requests received from NMS.
  • Managed device – a networking device on which the Agent process is running.

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Huawei eNSP – continuation

Some time ago I wrote about Huawei Network Simulation Platform eNSP. I have been testing it since it was launched. It is still being developed and new VRP features will be available soon. It looks like it is really useful tool if you want to study Huawei’s datacom technology.

I’ve just found a video guide for eNSP at Huawei’s forum. I hope it will be informative for you.

Anyway, a background music of this guide will have a calming influence on you 🙂

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