Linux NIC channel bonding

16 Jan 2007

Since most server hardware comes with multiple network-interfaces, NIC
channel bonding can be a valuable option to provide fault-tolerance and
loadbalancing on the network level. Recent linux server distribution
include the Linux bonding driver to provide these options on the Kernel

Channel bonding is quite easy to setup but it does require some diggin'
in to configuration files. Here's some practical online info on how to
setup channel bonding for loadbalancing, fault-tolerance or both.

Detailed bonding info on the OSDL WiKi

Novell: How To Configure Bonding on Novell Linux products (04Jan07)

HP: Implementing Channel Bonding (SLES9 and SLES10)

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