Dual redundant ring for Freelance AC800F control network
We are planning upgrade to Freelance 2013 with 800xA 5.1 Rev D it has 6 nos. AC800F controller and Redundant 800xA freelance connectivity servers, we are having following queries
1) Customer asking for Dual redundant ring for freelance control network (AC800F Primary controller connected to One ring and secondary controller connected to Second Ring) 800xA freelance connectivity servers connected to both rings with different IP’s. is it possible? If not please let us know how to achieve dual redundant ring in freelance control network.
2) Whether we can interconnecting both rings? Can we do NIC teaming at 800xA freelance connectivity servers to connect both rings. Whether it will create any issues RNRP in 800xA freelance connectivity servers?
Thanks & regards
Subramani T N
1) It is not possible to keep both rings isolated. If one station switch to secondary, it require to comunicate with the other primarys.
I would suggest to build one big ring out of the 2 small rings.
2) I have no experiences about NIC teaming. The question is how the RNRP shows the interfaces. If the RNRP uses the virtual team interface, it should work, if the RNRP uses the physical interfaces, it will not. The RNRP acts crazy if it receives it's own broadcast packets on a interface, cryes "Loop detected" and switch off the interface.