Bonded head nodes

Daniel Pfenniger daniel.pfenniger at
Fri Nov 8 10:20:36 PST 2002

I don't see how a network boot is possible directly through a bonded network. 

Just an idea that would require testing: 
a slave node would boot on the first ethernet interface on a distinct network 
(for example 192.168.1.xx, while 192.168.2.yy  would be reserved for the 
bonded network). 
Then the booted up slave node would shut down the first network and start 
the bonded network. 
The head node should have permanently the first network on with a 
fourth NIC (1 NIC for the world, 2 NICS for the bonded network, 
1 NIC for the boot network).  The switch would use one 
more port for the boot network.


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