Hi im currently setting up two Viprion chassis at different datacenter with multiple VCMP in HA mode
According to the standard each VCMP is advised to have one unicast HA Vlan and one multicast or unicast mesh address
By default multicast address communication is over Management physical port
So can multicast address be setup on separate physical port rather than management port ?
From what I can see from "Device Management" -> "Devices" -> "hostname" -> Device Connectivity: You can specify a different interface from the default "eht0".
F5 recommends to use the mgmt interface for that:
F5 recommends that you configure network failover to communicate over the management network, in addition to a TMM network. Configuring network failover in this way creates a reliable failover communication channel while the system initializes, and before the TMM network connectivity channels are fully established. To do this you must configure a failover unicast address and a failover multicast address for each device group member.
Ref: sol14135: Defining network resources for BIG-IP high-availability features (11.x)