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Load Balancing for bond

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Load Balancing for bond

Hi All,
I installed RHEL 5.3 and creatd a bond0 with eth0 and eth4 nic cards. Now I need to create load balancing for eth0 ad eth4. Can anyone please give the necesary steps for that?
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Re: Load Balancing for bond

Load balancing can be achieved by selecting a correct mode for your bond0.

Make sure you have the "kernel-doc" package installed, then read /usr/share/doc/kernel-doc-2.6.18/Documentation/networking/bonding.txt on your system.

Add something like "options bond0 mode=" to /etc/modprobe.conf, then reboot (or have the bonding driver unloaded & reloaded in any other way).

Mode 4 (802.3ad) requires support (and usually some configuration) from the other endpoint of the bond.

Other modes require no special support, but if your network has security features to prevent IP address hijacking, they may be incompatible with some of the load balancing modes.