[K12OSN] Servers, K12LTSP, and workstation numbers, etc.

Huck dhuckaby at paasda.org
Tue Jul 25 17:14:01 UTC 2006

Incredibly SIMPLE!!!

=)  Thanks for the link!


Jim Kronebusch wrote:
>> 2. Switch independent method: use adaptive load balancing with the 
>> bonding module. This requires that the kernel drivers for the NICs 
>> support changing the MAC address on the fly for each NIC. (NOTE** 
>> The cheap Hawking cards don't work with this as the r8169 driver 
>> must be unloaded to change the MAC address).
>> What all of the bonding method does is allow multiple Gb NICs to appear
>> as a single IP address so you have higher bandwidth for the clients.
> Here is a howto for NIC bonding in Linux:
> http://www.linux-corner.info/bonding.html
> For load balancing instead of failover simply change the "options" line in
> /etc/modprobe.conf to:
> options bond0 mode=balance-alb
> This only takes minutes to setup and as far as I know has virtually no limit
> as to what and what type of NIC's you bond.  Of course, I am sure there is a
> practical limit.
> I don't have any specific data but I have been using teamed adaptors for 3
> years now on dumb dell switches.

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