Ethernet Channel Bonding (ECB)...Revisited
mack.joseph at epa.gov
Mon May 6 06:25:47 PDT 2002
"Timothy W. Moore" wrote:
> comparing the results to a Quad CPU shared memory server. While running
> this weekend, node07 for whatever reason, stopped communicating and the
> run terminated in error. I am using a single NIC in each node.
>  If I had placed multiple NIC's in each node, would the communication
> route have been diverted and completed successfully? In other
> words...In case of a flaky connection, does it provide an alternate
> means of communication?
not commonly done in Linux.
>  I am an engineer, not a computer scientist or IT guru. I do not
> want to even think about re-compiling kernels for all those nodes.
You'll just have to put up with the machine crashing then.
> I am running RedHat 7.2 out of the box. If I add a NIC to each node and
> server, what is the method or command sequence that one must do to
> actually perform the bonding? Or does the kernel see 2 cards and do it
> automatically? (I guess that would be a perfect world!)
for some discussion on the matter, see the HOWTO for another project.
Joseph Mack PhD, Senior Systems Engineer, Lockheed Martin
contractor to the National Environmental Supercomputer Center,
mailto:mack.joseph at epa.gov ph# 919-541-0007, RTP, NC, USA
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