[CentOS] Bonded interfaces - testing

Mon Mar 25 14:56:33 UTC 2013
James Hogarth <james.hogarth at gmail.com>

> Does anyone have any thoughts? I pasted some details below increase they
> have a bearing.

Remember that LACP (802.3ad) uses a hash algorithm (configurable on how
it's carried out and whether you use mac addresses, dst/src IPs and ports
will vary quite often for optimisation) to pick a physical connection for
the TCP flow ... and that will stay over the physical connection.

As such for any one given flow you'll see up to the speed of the physical
interface the data is going over... the speed increases come with multiple
systems communicating with that server and with the right pick of hashing
function having those connections go over differing interfaces.