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Re: [Linux-cluster] Packet loss after configuring Ethernet bonding

Hi Zaman,

There are some configurations that need to be made to the switch to allow both nics to come up with the same mac. I am by no means a network expert, so I cannot think of the name of the protocol off the top of my head. I am willing to wager that the lack of that configuration is the cause of your packet loss.

On Nov 9, 2012 8:22 PM, "Zama Ques" <queszama yahoo in> wrote:

----- Original Message -----
From: Digimer <lists alteeve ca>
To: Zama Ques <queszama yahoo in>; linux clustering <linux-cluster redhat com>
Sent: Saturday, 10 November 2012 8:24 AM
Subject: Re: [Linux-cluster] Packet loss after configuring Ethernet bonding

On 11/09/2012 09:26 PM, Zama Ques wrote:
> Hi All,
> Need help on resolving a issue related to implementing High Availability at network level . I understand that this is not the right forum to ask this question , but since it is related to HA and Linux , I am asking here and I feel somebody here  will have answer to the issues I am facing .
> I am trying to implement Ethernet Bonding , Both the interface in my server are connected to two different network switches .
> My configuration is as follows:
> ========
> # cat /proc/net/bonding/bond0
> Ethernet Channel Bonding Driver: v3.6.0 (September 26, 2009)
> Bonding Mode: adaptive load balancing Primary Slave: None Currently
> Active Slave: eth0 MII Status: up MII Polling Interval (ms): 0 Up Delay
> (ms): 0 Down Delay (ms): 0
> Slave Interface: eth0 MII Status: up Speed: 1000 Mbps Duplex: full Link
> Failure Count: 0 Permanent HW addr: e4:e1:5b:d0:11:10 Slave queue ID: 0
> Slave Interface: eth1 MII Status: up Speed: 1000 Mbps Duplex: full Link
> Failure Count: 0 Permanent HW addr: e4:e1:5b:d0:11:14 Slave queue ID: 0
> ------------
> # cat /sys/class/net/bond0/bonding/mode
>   balance-alb 6
> # cat /sys/class/net/bond0/bonding/miimon
>    0
> ============
> The issue for me is that I am seeing packet loss after configuring bonding .  Tried connecting both the interface to the same switch , but still seeing the packet loss . Also , tried changing miimon value to 100 , but still seeing the packet loss.
> What I am missing in the configuration ? Any help will be highly appreciated in resolving the problem .
> Thanks
> Zaman

 > You didn't share any details on your configuration, but I will assume
> you are using corosync.

> The only supported bonding mode is Active/Passive (mode=1). I've
> personally tried all modes, out of curiosity, and all had problems. The
> short of it is that if you need more that 1 gbit of performance, buy
> faster cards.

> If you are interested in what I use, it's documented here:


>  I've used this setup in several production clusters and have tested
>  failure are recovery extensively. It's proven very stable. :)

Thanks Digimer for the quick response and pointing me to the link . I am yet to reach cluster configuration , initially trying to  understand ethernet bonding before going into cluster configuration. So , option for me is only to use Active/Passive bonding mode in case of clustered environment.
Few more clarifications needed , Can we use other bonding modes in non clustered environment .  I am seeing packet loss in other modes . Also , the support of  using only mode=1 in cluster environment is it a restriction of RHEL Cluster suite or it is by design .

Will be great if you clarify these queries .

Thanks in Advance

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