Vyatta Network OS Documentation

Learn how to install, configure and operate the Vyatta NOS, which helps drive our virtual networking & physical platforms portfolio.

Hardware binding for data plane interfaces

The vRouter provides you with the option to override the names of vRouter data plane interfaces to ensure that these names remain bound to network interface cards (NICs), which is useful in the following scenarios.
  • Moving a NIC from a damaged slot to a different slot (slot-number- or PCI-address-based binding)
  • Moving a NIC from one slot to another (MAC-address based binding)
  • Naming data plane interfaces the same across different chassis, hypervisors, and cloud environments

The hardware-binding commands have the following syntax:

interfaces dataplane interface-name hardware binding-keyword-and-value

For information about hardware-binding commands, refer to Data Plane Interfaces Commands.