The One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Sessions (SPS) hardware has five network interfaces: three physical interfaces for handling traffic, the HA interface for communicating with other nodes in a High Availability cluster, and the IPMI. The Appliance 3500 and 4000 hardware have two additional network interfaces available: the SFP+ interfaces labeled 5 and 6. For details on hardware installation, see "One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Sessions Hardware Installation Guide" in the Installation Guide.

You can assign any number of logical interfaces (alias IP addresses and netmasks) to a physical interface, and each logical interface can have its own VLAN ID. For more information on managing logical interfaces, see Managing logical interfaces.

The routing rules determine which interface is used for transferring remote backups and syslog messages of SPS.

TIP: One Identity recommends that you direct backups, syslog and SNMP messages, and e-mail alerts to a dedicated interface. For details, see Configuring the routing table.

The HA interface is an interface reserved for communication between the nodes of SPS clusters. The HA interface uses the Ethernet connector labeled as 4 (or HA). For details on High Availability, see High Availability support in One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Sessions (SPS).

In case of Appliance 3500 and 4000 hardware, the SFP+ interfaces are available for both proxy traffic and for local services. This means that these interfaces can be used for the same purposes as the other three physical interfaces.

The Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) allows system administrators to monitor system health and to manage SPS events remotely. IPMI operates independently of the operating system of SPS.