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Status Not under consideration
Workspace API Connect
Created by Guest
Created on Feb 22, 2018

API Connect cannot isolate flows on their dedicated NIC or tagged VLAN

Telecom company currently has very demanding non functional requirements for network support from Software editors.

In their Production infrastructure Software and equipments are required to separate provisioning flows from SSH connections on either a distinct NIC, or a separate tagged VLAN.

In client's standpoint, the 'provisioning flows' are the Pull/Push of configuration flows and Analytics flows between API Connect servers.

Idea priority Urgent
RFE ID 116749
RFE Product IBM API Connect
  • Admin
    Mar 4, 2022

    Closing this RFE as the enhancement to use dual NIC has been added in v10 -

  • Admin
    Nathan Ziemann
    Sep 22, 2021

    We are developing an enhancement for v10 that will allow use of a dual NIC configuration for the OVAs. This will allow for isolation of APIC mgmt traffic on one NIC and isolation of internet web traffic on another NIC. While this doesn't directly address the ask for restricting SSH flows, it was listed as an alternative approach to limiting network connectivity in this RFE.