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Ubuntu setup a bonding device and enslave two real Ethernet devices

Jul 12, 2016, 14:00 (1 Talkback[s])
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How do I setup a bonding device bond0 and enslave two real Ethernet (say eth0 and eth2) devices to it on Ubuntu Linux 140.04 or 16.04 LTS server? How can I create 802.3ad bonding mode (IEEE 802.3ad Dynamic link aggregation) on Ubuntu Linux 16.04 LTS server? You need to install and use a tool called ifenslave. It will attach and detach slave network devices to a bonding device. The Linux kernel comes with bonding driver which provides a method for aggregating multiple network interfaces into a single logical ???bonded??? interface. You need bonding to get higher data rates and as well as link failover.

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