network interface aggregation\bonding

Matty Sarro msarro at
Tue May 10 15:41:25 UTC 2011

Its fairly easy to do.
You're looking to use the 'bonding' driver.

Please note that there are different modes for how bonding behaves,
defined in /etc/modprobe.conf

It can be configured across switches, but you need to make sure that
the mode allows for it.

On Tue, May 10, 2011 at 10:55 AM, Dean Thompson <dnt07 at> wrote:
> Hi all
> I am relatively new to RHEL. We have a few implementations of network
> aggregation with fail-over configured on some of our Solaris servers and I'm
> looking into whether we can implement similar configs on a RHEL 5.5 server.
> Is it possible for only certain nics\drivers?
> Can it be configured across multiple switches? i.e. If I have four nics, can I
> group two in an aggregation group and connect it to one switch and group the
> other two in another aggregation group and connect it to a different switch,
> having only one group connected at a time with the other as a fail-over.
> Regards
> Dean
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