[CentOS] How to create a virtual bonded interface?

John Horne john.horne at plymouth.ac.uk
Thu Sep 18 17:52:25 UTC 2008


On Thu, 2008-09-18 at 10:36 -0700, nate wrote:
> John Horne wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I have a server with 4 NICS running CentOS 5.2. I have bonded the
> > interfaces together such that 'bond0' consists of eth0-3. This is not a
> > problem, and works fine.
> 
> That is fine, just be sure not to have the bonding specific
> things in the sub interface, just have the IP/subnet/device name
> (bond0:1 etc).
> 
Yup. Thanks.

> > For info, 'ifconfig' output shows:
> >
> > =============================================================
> > bond0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
> 
> Somehow I doubt ifconfig reports your MAC address as xx:xx:xx..
> 
> You do realize that your MAC address is useless outside of your
> local layer 2 subnet right.
> 
Yeah, old habit I guess :-)



John.

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