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AWS PCS 2 NIC vs 3 NIC - differences?

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AWS PCS 2 NIC vs 3 NIC - differences?

Hi PCS Users,

 

Brand new to PCS, about to do my first deployment onto AWS. I'm having trouble identifying the differences between the 2 NIC and 3 NIC deployment of PCS into AWS? It seems to me the only real difference is having a MGMT NIC on a separate subnet, but that has no impact to the end user experience. Is this correct?

 

2 NIC : https://aws.amazon.com/marketplace/pp/B07KX8PGHS

3 NIC : https://aws.amazon.com/marketplace/pp/B07KX8SBJM

 

Thank you,

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Re: AWS PCS 2 NIC vs 3 NIC - differences?

Yes, that is correct – the third interface is management interface.


When the management port is enabled, the following traffic is directed out the management port: archiving (FTP/SCP), NSM, NTP, push config, SNMP, syslog.

 

When the management port is not enabled, that traffic uses the internal port: some organizations prefer to use a separate management network, which is when you would need the 3-NIC version.