"bonding" is the Linux-term for link aggregation.

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How to identify NICs that are connected to the same switch from a Linux box?

Initial Setup As a Linux administrator you have installed a fresh Linux box with 6 NICs eth0 to eth5. The eth0 interface is correctly configured and all other interfaces are currently up but without ...
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Why does my gigabit bond not deliver at least 150 MB/s throughput?

I directly connected two PowerEdge 6950 crossover (using straight lines) on two different PCIe-adapters. I get a gigabit link on each of these lines (1000 MBit, full duplex, flow contol in both ...
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2 DSL lines…any benefit?

I have Verizon DSL in my office, I put DSL in about a year ago for $29.95 month...I added a new phone line recently and it was cheaper to actually get it bundled with DSL so now I have two DSL ...
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FreeBSD link aggregation no faster than single link

We put a 4 port Intel I340-T4 NIC in a FreeBSD 9.3 server1 and configured it for link aggregation in LACP mode in an attempt to decrease the time it takes to mirror 8 to 16 TiB of data from a master ...
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RHEL 6.4: Mode 1 channel bonding not failing over

I'm running RHEL 6.4, kernel-2.6.32-358.el6.i686, on an HP ML 350 G5 with two onboard Broadcom NetXtreme II BCM5708 1000Base-T NICs. My goal is to channel bond the two interfaces into a mode=1 ...
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Server-to-Switch Trunking in Procurve switch, what does this mean?

I am looking to set up switch redundancy in a new datacenter environment. IEEE 802.3ad seems to be the go-to concept on this, at least when paired with a technology that gets around the "single ...
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Multi-WAN bonding across different media

I've recently been thinking again about a product that Viprinet provide, basically they've got a pair of routers, one that lives in a datacentre, Their VPN Multichannel Hub and the on-site hardware, ...
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Network traffic doesn't appear to leave the trunk

I'm in the process of staging up some new virtualization servers, and part of that is to get some higher-bandwidth pipes into them. The ultimate goal is to bind 4 GigE ports into a single trunk ...
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Does setting MTU on logical interfaces affect physical interfaces

I've been using a combination of interface bond-, vlan- and bridge-interfaces to provide redundancy and different logical network layers to xen domU's. This setup is working well however i'm a bit ...
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Bonding 2 or more Gigabyte NIC together to get 2Gbps performance between 1 server and 1 client?

I have not gotten the server or the NIC yet, but here is the target setup: 1x Server 1x Client 1 or more NIC linked point to point between the Server & Client (No switch involved) So I am ...
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Does linux balance-rr (bond mode=0) work with all switches?

I'm configuring two ethernet interfaces into an aggregation group to double bandwidth, and I was wondering if bond mode=0 works for all switches? What about dumb switches that don't support LACP? Will ...
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Is bonding mode=5 a solution against MAC flapping?

There is two are interconnected Cisco WS-2950T. By the one GBIC port on first switch connected a first NIC of bonding interface, and by the one GBIC port on second switch connected a second NIC of ...
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Can we bond (with Manage Virtual Interfaces, or similar) across an USB Ethernet dongle and the Airport Wifi

We've got a Macbook Air (Actually, we've got some Airs, Some Pros and some iMacs). We've got a consistently annoying problem, which is that when they connect to our DHCP server, they've actually got ...
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Linux NIC bonding on top of vlan interfaces?

Is it possible to set up bonding(active/backup) on top of existing vlan interfaces ? Assume the following scenario: Linux Server with 2 NICs connected to separate switches iSCSI initiator + MPIO to ...
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Multiplexed 1 Gbps Ethernet?

Is it possible to multiplex two (or more) 1Gbps Ethernet into a single logical connection? Is it common place? Advisable? Stupid? Other considerations? I ask because my hosting partner's network ...
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Bonding with 2 NIC's and 2 reserves?

I have a server with 4 ports (2 adapters with two ports each). I want to connect two ports to the local switch and two other ports to the external switch. This local switch has an uplink to the ...
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How to Set Linux Bonding Interface to Gigabit

I have enabled Linux active backup mode bonding. Each interface is a gigabit interface, but the bond interface seems to end up at 100 Megabit: bonding: bond0: Warning: failed to get speed and duplex ...
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Fault Tolerance with 2 HP ProCurve 2824 Switches

Looking for some advice on our current situation. We have a full rack at a data center that contains 1 uplink to the data center distribution layer switch (we don't control this), 2 HP ProCurve 2824's ...
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Why iperf still reports 1Gbps performance when using bonding over two 1Gbps adapters?

As I understand it, bonding brings among other benefits the ability to increase the network speed between two machines in a LAN. Bonding [...] means combining several network interfaces (NICs) to ...
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FreeBSD 10.0-RELEASE: No lagg0 after reboot

I have a server running Freebsd 10.0-RELEASE. I'm trying to create bridge interface with three participant interfaces, ix0, ix1 and lagg0. Lagg0 is virtual interface made from ix2 and ix3. My problem ...
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lacp, cicso 3550, 3560, help with configuration

Hey all this is a repost from a question I asked on the cisco forums but never got a useful reply. Hey I'm trying to convert the FreeBSD servers at work to dual-gig lagg links from regular gigabit ...
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How to achieve 2-gigabit total throughput on Linux using the bonding driver?

For this application I am less concerned with high availability than I am with total throughput. I have one IP address on the server end, and I want to be able to send more than 1-gigabit of traffic ...
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NIC Active/Passive bonding with priority

I will configure a bond of three NIC's. I want to define which one will be first used and which NIC will be used as the second and third NIC when failover is done. Is this possible? Thanks
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ESX(i) Interface Bonding ala Linux?

I'm planning to virtualize some Linux hosts that I've got, and I'm going to be putting ESXi on the physical machines. Currently, I've got two switches set up for redundancy, and I've got bonding setup ...
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What is the correct way to setup a bonded bridge on Centos 6 for KVM guests?

What is the correct way to setup a bonded bridge on Centos 6 for KVM guests? I'd currently playing around with a setup of two KVM-hosts which will each host several guests. I have two HP DL380:s with ...
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How do I put a bridge on top of a bonded interface?

I'm setting up a Ubuntu Server 11.10 box with multiple Ethernet interfaces that are bonded for redundancy. I'm planning to use it as a KVM host, so I'll need a network bridge. To accomplish this, I ...
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bonding driver broken on centos6?

I have a server with minimal installation of CentOS6 64bit (minimal option from the installer). The bonding driver does not seem to work correctly. The output from /proc/net/bonding/bond0 is: Bonding ...
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Can multiple ip addreses be attached to a single network bonding device?

I am setting up an Ubuntu server for several hosting tasks that has 2 network cards and I have 5 ip addresses reserved for this server. From the bonding documentation I understand that it can easily ...
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LACP with 2 NICs working when either one is down, not when both are up

I'm running into problems with getting a LACP trunk to operate properly on Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS. My setup is a single host connected with two 10 Gbe interfaces to two seperate Nexus 5548 switches, with ...
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Is there a better way to do bonded vlan tagged interfaces with XEN

We have a number of XEN servers all running CentOS or RHEL. The VM's that they run are all required to be on their own VLAN for no other reason than the customer expects them to be. Long story short ...
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What are the differences between channel bonding modes in Linux?

Under Linux you can combine multiple network interfaces into a "bonded" network interface to provide failover. But there are several modes, some of which do not require switch support. I'm not ...
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Link bonding across multiple switches?

I've read up a little bit on bonding nics with ifenslave; what I'm having trouble understanding is whether there is special configuration needed in order to split the bonds across two switches. For ...
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LACP Throughput Issues

I have been struggling with an LACP implementation for a while now, and the number of variables has really been getting overwhelming. Right now the setup I have is two hosts running 2008R2, each of ...
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vSphere NIC Teaming - Any reason for Active/Standby?

We're using ESXi and I'm wondering about the "NIC Teaming" options for our vSwitches. On a particular vSwitch with 2 NICs, is there any GOOD reason for configuring a NIC as Active and the other as ...
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What Linux Bonding Mode Is Appropriate For ATA Over Ethernet?

I'm using AoE (ATA Over Ethernet) on a Linux NAS with bonded gigabit nics. I'm curious as to which bonding mode is most appropriate for use with AoE? (balance-rr, balance-xor, 802.3, etc) I'm using ...
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VLAN configuration in linux not showing tags in tcpdump

i bonded 2 NIC and specified VLAN tag of 11 cat /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-bond0.11 DEVICE=bond0.11 ONBOOT=yes VLAN=yes NM_CONTROLLED=no STP=no HOTPLUG=no also ifconfig bond0.11 ...
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Increase data transfer speed through bonding/lacp?

I want to maximize the throughput of a data transfer between two servers. The copy will be made at the application layer using Robocopy. To clear things up, please check my Visio schema of the ...
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Setting up server in 3rd world… what are my options for aggregating cheap internet connections?

I work in the third world at an educational ministry. We're setting up in a new office and need to decide on an Internet package. Because the (only) telecom business has figured out that government ...
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Instabilities with Bridged and bonded interfaces

I did post yesterday to get a working setup with several bridged interfaces used for virtual machines (KVM/libvirt). One of the bridged interface is just using eth3 as its ports while the second ...
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HP Procurve 1800 Switch-to-Switch Trunks and LACP (and VLANs too!)

I am considering connecting two (and possibly three) HP Procurve 1800 switches together with trunks or with LACP. I can't find any substantial answer to my questions via Google or here. I did find ...
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Routing on Bonded VLANs

I've got a linux d/b server (OEL 6.4 but effectively Redhat 6 I believe) with bonded nics connecting to juniper switches. I've split the bond up into multiple vlans (bond0.11, ... bond0.18) with IP ...
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NIC bonding can't go above 1 Gbps

I have 4-ports Intel 82571EB Gigabit adapter. It uses e1000e driver. The test machine is running Ubuntu 9.10, clients 9.10/10.04. I tried link aggregation (mode 4) and adaptive load balancing (mode ...
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Is anyone using RAIN?

I just came across RAIN, Redundant Array of Independent Network interfaces, aka Channel Bonding for the first time. Is this a technology which is worth implementing? Any pitfalls? Or would one be ...
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Gigabit Teaming or Bonding

I'm using dell 2950 server with RHEL 5.3 with XEN kernel default i need to do bonding of my 2 giga nic which i'm using one of the script for that as follow: ifcfg-bond0 DEVICE=bond0 BOOTPROTO=none ...
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Can I balance load between 4 ADSL links

I recently began to work in this organization, we have 4 ADSL separated links, so the people connect to the nearest WiFi, resulting in usage inequality. I was about to change the links to a fiber ...
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Device to manage 2 dsl connections - failover, load balancing and bonding

I'm setting up an offsite DR facility on a budget. The office has 2 ADSL lines coming in to identical router/modem devices. I'm looking for a cost effective (cheap) way of joining the two connections ...
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Link aggregation with DSL and Ethernet, and different ISP's?

We're a webdev company that has outgrown its ADSL bandwidth. It's currently 4/1 Mbit/s and due to distance we can't simply get faster DSL, whether ADSL or SDSL. Stacking multiple DSL connections is ...
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Network bonding mode 802.3ad on Ubuntu 12.04 and a Cisco Switch

I am trying to team 3 network cards together on 2 servers. I am trying to achieve a maximum throughput of 3Gbps to replicate data between the servers. The setup is simple, I have 2 servers with 3 ...
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Fortigate 100d 802.3ad bonding / Link aggregation

My network is as follows: 1 x Fortigate 100d with the two WAN ports connected to: Ethernet ISP with STATIC IP configured manually (20 Mbps symmetric) via ISP A Ethernet ISP with STATIC IP ...
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Link aggregation (LACP/802.3ad) max throughput

I'm seeing some confusing behaviour regarding bonded interfaces under Linux and I'd like to throw the situation out there in hopes that someone can clear it up for me. I have two servers: Server 1 ...