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ccilleperuma
23-Sep-2011, 07:26
Hello,

I need to setup load balancing with 2 NIC's. can I have a step by step
guide on this?
Also I have 2 dual port NIC's in my server. Can I configure one as
failover?

C. C. Illeperuma.


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magic31
23-Sep-2011, 14:26
ccilleperuma;2140145 Wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I need to setup load balancing with 2 NIC's. can I have a step by step
> guide on this?
> Also I have 2 dual port NIC's in my server. Can I configure one as
> failover?
>
> C. C. Illeperuma.

Is this SLES 10 or SLES 11?

With both, it's quite easy to do using YaST's network configuration
module, but done a little differently depending on which version of SLES
you are running.

In any case, it's a question running YaST > Network Card/Configuration
> choose ifup/traditional mode type configuration.

Then in the configuration first remove the existing configurations for
eth0 and eth1 & then you can create a new definition, chose type bond
and configure all as needed.
There is also a section where you can select which network adapters
will be participating in the bond.

Save and let the network reconfigure.... and that should be it.

Ifconfig should then show details about the bond and the active/passive
configuration of bonded network adapters.


Hope that helps,
Willem


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