Common Link Configuration Overview

To configure and enable a common link to serve multiple rings, do the following on the controller and partner nodes:
  1. Create a shared port for the common link as described in Creating and Deleting a Shared Port.
  2. Configure the shared port as either a controller or a partner as described in Defining the Mode of the Shared Port.
  3. Configure the link ID on the shared port as described in Configuring the Link ID of the Shared Port.
  4. If desired, configure the polling timers and timeout action as described in Configuring the Shared Port Timers and Timeout Action.
    This step can be configured at any time, even after the EAPS domains are running.
  5. Configure EAPS on each ring as described in Single Ring Configuration Tasks.