Introduction


The Bamboo B1000N platform supports multiple default network configuration options (see - https://bamboosystems.freshdesk.com/a/solutions/articles/69000320912) however we understand that some environments may have requirements for configuration options outside of these defaults. For these environments it is possible to configure the Bamboo B1000N internal layer 3 switches manually. Before making manual configuration changes the 'Custom' network configuration should be selected in the Bamboo Systems B1000N web-ui 



 


Connection to the internal switch/s


Connections to the internal switch/s is made through the Bamboo B1000N Chassis Management Controller (CMC). First SSH to the CMC and authenticate (default credentials are discussed here - https://bamboosystems.freshdesk.com/a/solutions/articles/69000253259). Once connected use the bac command to connect to the configuration console of either Blade 1's or Blade 2's switch 


Blade 1 Switch - 

bac connect -e Blade1_Switch

Blade 2 Switch - 

bac connect -e Blade2_Switch


Example console commands for the internal switch/s


Switch reboot 

console#reload
This command will reset the whole system and disconnect your current session. Do you want to continue ? (Y/N)[N] Y

Interface status 

Console#show interfaces status

Commit configuration changes

console#copy running-config startup-config 
Overwrite file [startup-config].... (Y/N)[N] ? Y

Show the current firmware version 

Console#show version

Enable Jumbo Frames (9k MTU) - Disabled by default

console(config)#port jumbo-frame
console(config)#end
console#copy running-config startup-config 
Overwrite file [startup-config].... (Y/N)[N] ? Y
console#reload
This command will reset the whole system and disconnect your current session. Do you want to continue ? (Y/N)[N] Y

Disable Jumbo Frames 

console(config)#no port jumbo-frame
console(config)#end
console#copy running-config startup-config 
Overwrite file [startup-config].... (Y/N)[N] ? Y
console#reload
This command will reset the whole system and disconnect your current session. Do you want to continue ? (Y/N)[N] Y

Enable Spanning Tree - Enabled by default

console(config)#spanning-tree
console(config)#end
console#copy running-config startup-config 
Overwrite file [startup-config].... (Y/N)[N] ? Y
console#reload
This command will reset the whole system and disconnect your current session. Do you want to continue ? (Y/N)[N] Y

Disable Spanning Tree 

console(config)#no spanning-tree
console(config)#end
console#copy running-config startup-config 
Overwrite file [startup-config].... (Y/N)[N] ? Y
console#reload
This command will reset the whole system and disconnect your current session. Do you want to continue ? (Y/N)[N] Y

Export the current running configuration to a file

Console#copy running-config flash://filename

Configure uplinks to use 4xSFP+ (10GBe) to breakout cables rather than QSFP+ (40GBe) (requires reload)

Console#qsfp splitter
console#reload
This command will reset the whole system and disconnect your current session. Do you want to continue ? (Y/N)[N] Y

If the you plug in more than one SFP+ 10G link, you will need to configure a channel-group for the ports on the Bamboo B1000N switch. The configuration will need to match the switch that you are connecting to. 

Commands to put splitter ten gig interfaces into a port channel:

NOTE: When interfaces are placed into a channel group, vlan configuration needs to be applied to the port channel rather than the physical interfaces. 

console#configure
console(config)#interface range te9-16
console(config-if-range)#channel-group 2 mode auto
console(config-if-range)#exit
console(config)#interface Port-Channel2
console(config-if)#switchport access vlan 1
console(config-if)#end
console#copy running-config startup-config 
Overwrite file [startup-config].... (Y/N)[N] ? Y



Configure uplinks to use QSFP+ (40Gbe) to QSFP+ (40Gbe) cables (requires reload)

Console#no qsfp splitter
console#reload
This command will reset the whole system and disconnect your current session. Do you want to continue ? (Y/N)[N] Y



For a complete list of commands please see the attached Bamboo Systems B1000N - Switch CLI Guide