[CentOS] Bonds & Bridge best practices

Thu Jul 9 17:39:56 UTC 2015
James A. Peltier <jpeltier at sfu.ca>

----- Original Message -----
| Hi All
| I have two bond interfaces namely, bond0 and bond1. bond0 has two
| ethernet interfaces associated with it and bond1 also has two ethernet
| interfaces associated with it.
| Now i create a bridge interface namely br20 (20 being the VLAN) and
| assign it a IP Address , subnet mask and the default gateway. I will use
| this IP to reach the server. So it is like a management bridge for me.
| Secondly this bridge is associated with the bond0.20
| Can i create another bridge namely cr20 ( 20 being the VLAN ) on the
| bond1 interface ? This bridge does not have any ip address associated
| with it. I just want to use it for guest VMs.
| Is this the correct way to configure ?
| Thanks
| Jatin

We create bonds on the interfaces, VLANs on the bonds and then bridges on the VLANs.  Works just fine here.  I don't think it matters much if you do it your way.

James A. Peltier
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