[CentOS] Best practice settings for channel bonding interface mode?

Ross Walker rswwalker at gmail.com
Wed Oct 14 14:34:21 UTC 2009


On Oct 14, 2009, at 8:55 AM, "Joseph L. Casale" <JCasale at activenetwerx.com 
 > wrote:

>> E.g. I do have some fileservers connected to the users lan and to  
>> some
>> ISCSI Storages. Or some Webservers only connected to the LAN. The
>> switches are all new cisco models.
>
> Just as an example, the Microsoft ini recommends against running it  
> through
> bonded interfaces but suggests to use multipathing instead,  
> something you
> might want to consider for the iSCSI case.

That's on the initiator side, on the target side MS supports whatever  
works for the target.

For target servers I typically run 2 bonded pairs (802.3ad) for iSCSI  
traffic to 4-6 initiators, one pair for one path, the other for the  
other path using layer3/4 hashing.

-Ross
  


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