How to add a static route to a B5-lite for the management IP


#1

I have a static IP address and default gateway setup. This works well and allows Mimosa cloud support. However the mangement/monitoring of the link is in a downstream network (further away from the internet gateway). The gateway is on the far side of a ptp link and could be down.

Adding a whole router at a remote radio side seems madness from a cost and power budget perspective.

Note: To be clear, this is not a request to turn the device into a layer 3 router. It is only about adding a route for the next hop address. This is only for the radio generated management traffic.

e.g. Assuming the radio is running linux,

ip route add 10.20.0.0/16 via 10.20.0.2


#2

There is no way to do that through the GUI, and Mimosa does not provide SSH/Telnet/Terminal access to their networking hardware.

Probably your best bet is to set your gateway on the B5-lite to a router that you can then do your mix and match routing on…


#3

Thanks for that William, that is also my understanding. It is really good that the number of services exposed by the device is limited (from a security perspective). From a features perspective it doesn’t allow customisation.

Is there a public issue tracker with planned features or a roadmap? I can see there is some work to add this type of feature given the need to also add it to the API and Cloud solution.

One of the sites I want to be able to do this on only two radios and a Netonix POE switch. Adding a router is just more equipment that has to powered and managed; and is another single point of failure.


#4

I totally get you, @DustinS does a pretty good job at forwarding requests to the design team when people post in Feature Requests - B5 Products.

But Mimosa is not turning out features every other week, so you could be waiting a while.


#5

You can try sending a PM to @David. I don’t have a roadmap that I can share with you, but he might.