VLAN network device consists of Bonding network device returns error on boot

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • Network link down on bonding and VLAN with HWADDR
  • When the VLAN device constructed with Bonding device gets started, it shows following error on syslog:
# tail -f /var/log/messages
Nov 16 06:00:15 hostname-test kernel: bonding: bond0: link status definitely down for interface eth0, disabling it


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.8
  • Bonding device must be present
  • VLAN device consists of bonding device must be present

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