Unable to add a network bond device to an ethernet bridge device using brctl utility

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • When attempting to use the brctl command to manually add a network bond device to an ethernet bridge, we receive an error message

    # brctl addbr Bridge1
    # brctl addif Bridge1 bond0
    can't add bond0 to bridge Bridge1: Invalid argument


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Update 6
  • bridge-utils
  • bonding driver in use
  • ethernet bridge devices created via brctl addbr

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