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Supported Data Plane Interfaces

The following table shows the syntax and parameters of the supported types of data plane interfaces.

Interface Type



Data plane


interface-name: The name of a data plane interface. Following are the supported formats of the interface name:

  • dpxpypz—The name of a data plane interface, where

    dpx specifies the data plane identifier (ID). Currently, only dp0 is supported.

    — py specifies a physical or virtual PCI slot index (for example, p129).

    pz specifies a port index (for example, p1). For example, dp0p1p2, dp0p160p1, and dp0p192p1.

  • dpxemy —The name of a data plane interface on a LAN-on-motherboard (LOM) device that does not have a PCI slot, where emy specifies an embedded network interface number (typically, a small number). For example, dp0em3.
  • dpxsy—The name of a data plane interface in a system in which the BIOS identifies the network interface card to reside in a particular physical or virtual slot y, where y is typically a small number. For example, for the dp0s2 interface, the BIOS identifies slot 2 in the system to contain this interface.
  • dpxPnpypz —The name of a data plane interface on a device that is installed on a secondary PCI bus, where Pn specifies the bus number. You can use this format to name data plane interfaces on large physical devices with multiple PCI buses. For these devices, it is possible to have network interface cards installed on different buses with these cards having the same slot ID. The value of n must be an integer greater than 0. For example, dp0P1p162p1 and dp0P2p162p1.
  • dp0vrrpN — The name of a VRRP data plane interface, where N is the nth VRRP group that is created. This name is generated by the router when rfc-compatibility mode is used. The first created interface is dp0vrrp1, the second is dp0vrrp2, and so on.

Data plane vif

dataplane interface-name vif vif-id [vlan vlan-id ]

interface-name: Refer to the preceding description.

vif-id: A virtual interface ID. The ID ranges from 1 through 4094.

vlan-id: The VLAN ID of a virtual interface. The ID ranges from 1 through 4094.