Linux Ethernet Bonding – load balancing / active-passive
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There is a server with two ethernet NIC. They are going to be set as either load balancing or active-passive mode.
- For load balancing (round-robin) – mode = 0, this is the default, transmitting packets in order from the first available slave through the last, for load balancing and fault tolerance.
- For active-passive – mode = 1, Only one of the bond slaves is used, and the others act as stand-by mode. Once the active one failure, after particular time period (miimon=xxx), the stand-by one will take over and resume the network connection.
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