What does teaming tx_balancer do?

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  • What does teaming tx_balancer do?
  • In the teamd configuration there is also an option to configure TX balancing for either the loadbalance or lacp runners, via the tx_balancer option. Are you able to explain how this one works?
  • We would like to understand how teamd works on the ARP and MAC level. Is this similar to what is described for mode 6 bonding transmit?
  • How packets are balanced, how the decision to balance is made, in a teaming device with tx_balance active.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • Teaming/teamd link aggregation and high availability
  • loadbalance or lacp team runner
  • tx_balancer set to basic

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