Managing static routes
Static routes are additional configuration settings that permit routing of traffic to networks that are not accessible through the default gateway.
Typically, static routes are configured on Conferencing Nodes that are deployed in a DMZ, and where the default gateway on those nodes routes traffic out to the internet. The static routes would allow those nodes to communicate with Pexip Infinity nodes or other systems in the local, internal network. (See Network routing and addressing options for Conferencing Nodes for more information.)
- You must configure the static routes you want to use (via Conferencing Node or a Management Node. ) before you can apply them to a
Static routes can be assigned to Conferencing Nodes during the automatic or manual deployment process, as well as after it has been deployed.
In some situations, for example where a Conferencing Node's default gateway is out to the public internet, a static route back to the Pexip Infinity platform must be applied to the Conferencing Node during its initial deployment phase (otherwise it will not be able to communicate with the Management Node and pick up its configuration).
- Static routes can only be assigned to a Management Node after it has been deployed.
The static routes take immediate effect after they have been assigned to a node. You do not have to restart the VM.
To configure the set of static routes that can be applied to a Conferencing Node or Management Node:
- Go to .
Selectand then configure the relevant destination and gateway addresses:
Option Description Name A unique short name or description of the static route. Destination network address The IP address to be used in conjunction with the Network prefix to determine the network addresses to which this route applies. Network prefix
The prefix length used in conjunction with the Destination network address to determine the network addresses to which this route applies.
The prefix length can be in the range 0–32 for IPv4 addresses and 0–128 for IPv6 addresses.
For example, use a Destination network address of 10.0.0.0 and a Network prefix of 8 to route addresses in the range 10.0.0.0 to 10.255.255.255.
Gateway IP address The IP address of the gateway to the network for this route.
- Select .
To assign a static route to an existing Conferencing Node or Management Node:
- Ensure that the static route that you want to apply has already been configured ( ).
- Go to or as appropriate:
- Select the node to which you want to assign the static route.
- In the Static routes section, select from the list of Available Static routes the routes to assign to the node, and then use the right arrow to move the selected routes into the Chosen Static routes list.
- Select .
Before you start the deployment process as described in Deploying new Conferencing Nodes, ensure that the static routes that you want to apply have already been configured ( ).
Then, while specifying the network configuration parameters to be applied to the new Conferencing Node, you will be able to include the static routes that you want to assign to that node.