Recommendations on NICs used for Channel Bonding (concerns with Intel etherexpress)

David Grant davidgrant at
Mon Feb 12 06:09:22 PST 2001

Hi Tom,

I've used the 3COM EEPro in an Intel based cluster in a channel bonding
environment  on Red Hat 6.2 quite sucessfully.   For switching gear, we
opted for an Extreme Summit 48 switch.  The end result was an immensely
satisfied end user...:-)


David A. Grant,  V.P. Cluster Technologies
GSH Intelligent Integrated Systems
95 Fairmount St. Fitchburg Ma 01450
Phone 603.898.9717       Fax 603.898.9719
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom Woo" <twoo at>
To: <beowulf at>
Sent: Sunday, February 11, 2001 3:34 PM
Subject: Recommendations on NICs used for Channel Bonding (concerns with
Intel etherexpress)

> Hi all,
> I'm looking to do channel bonding (2x) with 100BT switched ethernet
> involving about 64 machines.  The 3 test machines I currently have all
> Intel Ether express Pros (INTEL ETHEREXPRESS PRO 10/100+ PCI PILA8460B)
> They all work great with channel bonding on redhat 6.2 and 7.0.  However,
> i've been told that for channel bonding these NICs may not be the best.
> Thus, I was wondering if anyone has any recommendations on what are the
> NICs for channel bonding, or what NICs to avoid when channel bonding.
> Thanks in Advance.
> Tom
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