[CentOS] Bond Issues

aurfalien at gmail.com aurfalien at gmail.com
Tue Oct 6 18:47:20 UTC 2009


>> Setting up 802.3ad didn't seem to yield anything more than what a
>> single link could provide based on monitoring via iptraf.
>>
>> Whats your experience with bonding?
>
> You can't ever get more traffic on an aggregate than what one link
> will do to a single host. Specifically, one conversation always flows
> over one link, what bonding does is either standby's a link for HA, or
> distributes conversations across many to see global throughput as a  
> higher
> value.
>
> So, no, you won't see "speed" improvements with a tool like iperf in  
> the
> sense I suspect you are trying to see it.
>
> What you could do is have 8 1gig hosts send/receive nearly 1gig of  
> data
> simultaneously to a single server with a 8 interface aggregate if  
> setup
> appropriately. (Other factors apply, but this is generally how it is)

Ah, so the fact the mode 0 being round robin is why I see a gain from  
a single host.

Very cool info, thanks Joseph.


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