Red Hat Enterprise Linux allows administrators to bind NICs together into a single channel using the bonding kernel module and a special network interface, called a bonding(or channel bonding) interface. Bonding enables two or more network interfaces to act as one, simultaneously increasing the bandwidth and providing redundancy.
This app is designed to help you configure bonding. It has two modes: guided mode and manual mode . If you just want to input minimum information and use default or recommended parameters whenever possible, simply use the guided mode (the default mode), which will present you a few steps with clear instructions to help you choose or input a proper parameter. If you have a very good understanding of network bonding and want to control as many options as possible, the manual mode will be your choice. It allows you to adjust all parameters.
Once you click the "Generate" button, the app will generate a script for you to configure bonding based on the information you provided. Just run it on your server, and after it finishes, your "bonded" interface will be ready to use.
As an alternative, you can download the generated configuration files, copy them to you server, and then manually perform a few steps to configure and enable your "bonded" interface. If you have a large number of "bonded" interfaces to enable, you can parameterize the configuration files and reuse them.
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