Bonding is the technology of aggregating several parallel channels in Ethernet network. The feature helps to balance server loading and increase fault tolerance.
We set up channel aggregation using the standard LACP protocol. It is paid feature, take a look at prices at the LACP tab.
To get bonding order the service Port Channel from the Control Panel, prepare your server and then contact us via ticket to set it up.
Install ifenslave package before contacting us:
# apt-get install ifenslave
Add "bonding" to /etc/modules file.
Run modprobe load bonding immediately:
# modprobe bonding
Make sure it's loaded, you should see something like "bonding 147456 0":
# lsmod | grep bonding bonding 147456 0
After LACP is ready from our side you need to configure it on the server.
Stop network services:
# stop networking
Edit network interfaces settings:
# vim /etc/network/interfaces
using the following example (replace em1 and em2 to your network interface names):
auto em1 iface em1 inet manual bond-master bond0 bond-primary em1 auto em2 iface em2 inet manual bond-master bond0 auto bond0 iface bond0 inet static address 18.104.22.168 gateway 22.214.171.124 netmask 255.255.255.0 bond-mode 4 bond-miimon 100 bond-lacp-rate 1 bond-slaves em1 em2
Changes will apply after you do the following:
# start networking
If there is no network connection in the bonding, reboot your server.
You can check the bond0 status:
# cat /proc/net/bonding/bond0
Ethernet Channel Bonding Driver: v3.1.1 (September 26, 2006) Bonding Mode: IEEE 802.3ad Dynamic link aggregation Transmit Hash Policy: layer2 (0) MII Status: up MII Polling Interval (ms): 100 Up Delay (ms): 0 Down Delay (ms): 0 802.3ad info LACP rate: fast Active Aggregator Info: Aggregator ID: 1 Number of ports: 2 Actor Key: 17 Partner Key: 1 Partner Mac Address: 00:77:54:71:a8:6f Slave Interface: eth0 MII Status: up Link Failure Count: 0 Permanent HW addr: 00:99:97:60:9d:48 Aggregator ID: 1 Slave Interface: eth1 MII Status: up Link Failure Count: 0 Permanent HW addr: 00:00:85:60:9d:49 Aggregator ID: 1
Please refer to official Ubuntu manual (search for "LACP").
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