Disable Host OS NICs for TNSR¶
In order for TNSR to control network interfaces they must be disabled in the host OS. In most cases this is not necessary as network interfaces not configured during the installation process will be automatically disabled by the installer. For a fresh installation of TNSR, skip ahead to Setup NICs in Dataplane. This section remains to explain how to change interfaces added after initial installation, or for installations which do not contain whitelisted network interfaces.
To change an interface from being usable by TNSR to back under host OS control, see Remove TNSR NIC for Host Use.
This is a multi-step process. First, the network interface must be disabled in TNSR and/or operating system configuration. Then the interface link must be forced down.
The host management interface must remain under the control of the host operating system. It must not be configured as an interface to be controlled by the dataplane. Do not disable the management interface during this step.
Disable Host interface¶
Host interfaces may be configured in the TNSR CLI or in netplan. The safest practice is to check both places and remove configuration from either one as needed.
To remove the host interface configuration from the TNSR CLI, remove all host route table references to the interface as well as interface configuration.
These individual commands may fail if there is no existing configuration for the interfaces in question.
tnsr(config)# host route table default tnsr(config-host-route-table)# no interface enp0s20f1 tnsr(config-host-route-table)# no interface enp0s20f2 tnsr(config-host-route-table)# exit tnsr(config)# no host interface enp0s20f1 tnsr(config)# no host interface enp0s20f2 tnsr(config)# configuration copy running startup
The interfaces may be configured in netplan. Disable these network interfaces there by making the following changes.
Edit the netplan configuration file:
$ sudo vi /etc/netplan/00-installer-config.yaml
In this file, locate the configuration blocks for the interfaces (
enp0s20f2) and remove them.
network: ethernets: enp3s0: dhcp4: true enp0s20f1: dhcp4: true enp0s20f2: dhcp4: true version: 2
network: ethernets: enp3s0: dhcp4: true version: 2
Save the changes and then apply the new configuration with netplan:
$ sudo netplan apply
Force the Link Down¶
For each of the interfaces noted in the last section, manually force the link down:
$ sudo ip link set <interface name> down
$ sudo ip link set enp0s20f1 down $ sudo ip link set enp0s20f2 down
Finally, restart TNSR so it can pick up the interfaces:
$ sudo tnsrctl restart
This command will stop TNSR and all traffic processing!