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3.18. Bridge and Bond Configuration

Figure 3.5, “Bridge, Bond, and NIC configuration” displays a configuration that includes a bond to connect multiple host NICs to the same bridge and network.
Bridge, Bond, and NIC configuration

Figure 3.5. Bridge, Bond, and NIC configuration

The included bond creates a logical link that combines the two (or more) physical Ethernet links. The resultant benefits include NIC fault tolerance and potential bandwidth extension, depending on the bonding mode.