bonding without switch support

Posted on 2006-03-28
Last Modified: 2010-05-18
I have a couple machines, where I need to configure bonding between them.
The configuration isn't a problem - have done this before.
The problem is, that I have no switch that supports port agregation.

Now, I know linux bond drive have modes like balance-tlb balance-alb - but it's not enought.

OK, my idea is: use two switches. One nic card plug into one switch, the other nic to the other switch (for each host) and configure regular balance-rr mode?
Do You think it would work?
Maybe somebody have tested such config?
Question by:ravenpl
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    Accepted Solution

    Yes it works, I'm currently doing that very thing.  

    Although I guess I haven't gotten into the bonding stuff as deep as you have.  I just compile the kernel with bonding support, I've never had to deal with balance-rr mode
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    Author Comment

    balance-rr is the default mode (if unspecified)
    Thanx, then I'm also going to try it.

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