[Linux-cluster] Ethernet Channel Bonding Configuration Clarification is Needed

Rajagopal Swaminathan raju.rajsand at gmail.com
Thu Sep 18 11:55:10 UTC 2008

2008/9/16 Alan A <alan.zg at gmail.com>

> You have to look for the bonding option in /etc/modprobe.conf .. Mode 1 is
> going to use only one NIC at the time and engage the other NIC only if the
> first one fails. Try mode 0 which is round robin or mode 5 or 6.
>  have configured Cluster Suite with 2 servers
>> Server 1 : IP Address and hostname is primary
>> Server 2 : IP Address and hostname is secondary
>> Floating : IP Address (Assumed by currently active server)
>> I have configured Ethernet Channel Bonding in Each Cluster Nodes as per
>> the below link
>> <http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/csgfs/browse/rh-cs-en/s1-hardware-connect.html#S2-HARDWARE-ETHBOND>
another thing to check is that multicasting is on in the switch (if it is a
managable one) handling the cluster heartbeat .... That is known to have
caused quite a few anxious moments for the clusterites in the past...
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