[Beowulf] split traffic to two interfaces for two "subnets"

Yaroslav Halchenko list-beowulf at onerussian.com
Thu May 11 08:42:47 PDT 2006

Great great great news for me ;-)

Thank you Joshua -- I will try to set things up and use trunking

On Thu, 11 May 2006, Joshua Baker-LePain wrote:

> On Thu, 11 May 2006 at 11:03am, Yaroslav Halchenko wrote

> >Hi Sean,

> >On Thu, 11 May 2006, Sean Dilda wrote:
> >>> goes through eth1
> >>>the rest can go through eth0 (as before)
> >>Instead of trying to put certain nodes on eth0 and certain nodes on eth1, have you considered bonding eth0 and
> >>eth1 together and letting traffic be spread across them like that?  It should automatically balance traffic for
> >>you.
> >Please please please correct me if I am wrong but I thought that bonding
> >is done between targets, ie all the nodes has to have bonded interfaces
> >to take advantage of bonding?

> Nope.

> >or I can just bond 2 interfaces on the server and leave the rest of the
> >nodes connected with 1 interface to the switch?

> Yep.  I'm doing this with my cluster -- the fileservers have a 2-port bonded interface to the switch, and all the 
> nodes have just 1 connection. I did some quick testing and found that, for me, mode 0 bonding (balance-rr) worked 
> better than mode 4 (802.3ad).

> >I have trunking (which is I believe is the same as bonding) option
> >in my DGS-1248T... may be I should RTFM for the beast...

> Trunking is the same as mode 0 bonding.  I just defined 3 trunk groups (one for each of my fileservers), with each 
> trunk group having 2 member ports.
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