Calling all "MR BEARDY'S" Help needed for config migration from 4 PORT 1GIG NIC to 2 SFP+ NIC
Before I crash my network for the 50th time and pull all of my hair out completely can someone advise me in clever retard language how to migrate my config from a 4 port NIC to 2 port 10gig SFP+ NIC.
I don't remember having these issues before when going from 1 port to 4 port 1 gig NIC.
Ok, current setup is as follow's
bge0 = WAN - Tbase
bge1 =WIFI Failover router Tbase
4 port NIC
igb0 = LAN(lagg0) 3 vlans LACP Tbase
igb1 = LAN(lagg0) LACP Tbase
igb2 = Lagg1 15 vlans LACP Tbase
igb3 = Lagg1 LACP Tbase
I don't want LACP on my 10 gig NIC as I want to save the port on my switch for other stuff.
So I just want this config with my new 10 gig card
bge0 = WAN Tbase
bge1 = I was going to use as Management Access port Tbase
mlxen0 = All vlans, the whole sha-bang
mlxen1 = (Use later for LACP when I get another 10 gig switch with more ports)
My config is rather extensive and I can't face sitting here for hours rebuilding it all from scratch as I have forgot how I even did half of it.
So I was thinking to DELETE WIFI failover on bge1 to free the port up for temporary migration.
Create duplicate VLANS on the bge1 interface and assign the new VLANS to the interface.
Then configure a Trunk port on my core switch.
Run a cable from bge1 to Trunk port on core switch.
Reboot Pfsense with the new 10gig NIC (I am using Dell R220 so only have 1 PCIE slot)
Wait for Pfsense to have a fit when it can't find the old interfaces.
bge1 should be ok and let me login to GUI.
Do I need to Re create all the VLANS again
Assign them to the new melx0 interface?
Leave management VLAN on bge1.
What do you guys think?
Also I am now without a port for my WIFI backup router. any ideas? should I sacrifice the bge1 port for dedicated management VLAN and use it for the WIFI router?
@terrencettibbs Ooh Aah Cantona!!!
I did it. As there is an apparent insufficient supply of MR BEARDY'S left in the world to answer my post, I thought I would give it a go and I must say I am rather impressed with myself.
Here is the procedure that I am sure you can adapt but it gives you an idea. The main thing here is not locking yourself out of the GUI. I have over 150 ports to deal with across my network switches so I was quite impressed.
Migrating config from 4 port Tbase NIC to 2 port 10 gig fibre
Make trunk port on core switch for all vlans
Connect igb1 to trunk port on switch
delete WAN2 on bge1
Create new vlans on bge1, replicate what was on Lagg0 and lagg1 (Pfsense docs, never move vlans over from an interface, create a new one again)
Assign the new vlans in interface assignments
Delete the old vlans on old lagg interfaces
Delete all vlans on lagg0 once all new vlans are assigned to gbe1 so you don't lock yourself out of GUI
Everything now should be assigned to bge1
Wan still assigned to bge0
Remove old Tbase NIC and install new 10 gig Card. Reboot Pfsense
Create all new Vlans again and assign them to new mlxen0 interface.
Hope this helps!
So the secret sauce is having the control plane on redundant links and the data plane as well. Plus having one active at all times :)
As there is an apparent insufficient supply of MR BEARDY'S left in the world to answer my post, I thought I would give it a go and I must say I am rather impressed with myself.