8.2.3. Channel Bonding Interfaces
bondingkernel module and a special network interface called a channel bonding interface. Channel bonding enables two or more network interfaces to act as one, simultaneously increasing the bandwidth and providing redundancy.
ifcfg-bond<N>, replacing <N> with the number for the interface, such as
DEVICE=directive must be
bond<N>, replacing <N> with the number for the interface.
DEVICE=bond0 BOOTPROTO=none ONBOOT=yes NETWORK=10.0.1.0 NETMASK=255.255.255.0 IPADDR=10.0.1.27 USERCTL=no
SLAVE=directives to their configuration files. The configuration files for each of the channel bonded interfaces can be nearly identical.
eth1may look like the following example:
DEVICE=eth<N> BOOTPROTO=none ONBOOT=yes MASTER=bond0 SLAVE=yes USERCTL=no
install bond0 /sbin/modprobe bonding -o bond0
/etc/modprobe.confis configured, and the channel bonding interface and network interfaces are configured, the
ifupcommand can be used to bring up the channel bonding interface.
bondingmodules, refer to Section 22.5.2, “The Channel Bonding Module”.