How to configure VLAN tagging with bonding and trunking

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  • Trying to configure 802.1q VLAN tagging along with trunking and 802.3ad link aggregation. Able to get one or the other working but not both concurrently.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Xen kernel
  • Bonding
  • 802.1q VLAN tagging
  • 802.3ad link aggregation

Disclaimer : Please note that this article requires a correctly configured 802.3ad compliant switch. Configuration of 802.3ad link aggregation on the switch side is outside the scope of this article.

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