A virtual interfaces configuration may be represented by Objectsrepresenting the virtual and the physical network interface instances. HasLowerLayerInterface Referencespoint from the Object(s)representing the virtual interface(s) to the Objectrepresenting the physical interface. All Objectsare of ObjectType IetfBaseNetworkInterfaceType. An example is shown in Figure A-1.

Note: The usage of the Referencesis following the YANG modelling approach which is using reference pointers in the YANG-interface nodes to point to other interface nodes in lower or higher layers (“higher-layer-if”, “lower-layer-if”).

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Figure A-1– Modelling Example for virtual network interfaces

A link aggregation configuration may be represented by Objectsrepresenting the logical aggregation and the particular physical interface instances. HasLowerLayerInterface Referencespoint from the Object(s)representing the aggregation interface to the Objectsrepresenting the physical interfaces. All Objectsimplement the IIetfBaseNetworkInterfaceType. An example is shown in Figure A-2.

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Figure A-2– Modelling example for link aggregation

All packets sent via this network interface will use the source address and – in case of VLAN interfaces – VLAN ID as specified by this interface to generate a packet. All packets received via this network interface will use – in case of unicast communication – the destination address and – in case of VLAN interfaces – VLAN ID as specified by the interface to filter incoming packets.

When using PubSub, each PubSubConnection as defined by the PubSubConnectionDataTypein Part14 contains the address variable of type NetworkAddressDataType. If the networkInterface String of the NetworkAddressDataTypematches the BrowseNameof one Object in the NetworkInterfaces folder, it links the transmission or reception and the network interface.

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Figure A-3– Modelling Example for PriorityMappingTableType and IetfBaseNetworkInterface

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Figure A-4– Possible Integration of BNM into PubSub

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Figure A-5– Recommended Integration of BNM into Companion Spec exemplified by PROFINET

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