Teaming

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Teaming your network cards is a measure to ensure the availability of your network. When one card fails, e.g. due to a broken cable, the other card can take over and continue seamlessly.

Here is an example configuration for the SUSE Linux distribution:

/etc/sysconfig/network/ifcfg-bond0

BOOTPROTO='dhcp'
BROADCAST=''
ETHTOOL_OPTIONS=''
IPADDR=''
MTU=''
NAME='Unex ND010'
NETMASK=''
NETWORK=''
REMOTE_IPADDR=''
STARTMODE='auto'
UNIQUE='rBUF.H7G5bqPjD8F'
USERCONTROL='no'
_nm_name='bus-pci-0000:02:0c.0'
BONDING_MASTER=yes
BONDING_SLAVE_0='bus-pci-0000:02:0c.0'
BONDING_SLAVE_1='bus-pci-0000:02:0d.0'
BONDING_MODULE_OPTS='miimon=100 mode=1 use_carrier=0'

See also

  • /usr/src/linux/Documentation/networking/bonding in the kernel source