Oracle VM Bonded Interface (mode=1) Reports "/sys/class/net/bond2/bonding/backup: No such file or directory" While Restarting The network Service

(Doc ID 1596533.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 14, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle VM - Version 3.0.1 to 3.2.7 [Release OVM30 to OVM32]
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

On the Oracle VM Server, restarting the network service is success however with an unexpected message:

# /sbin/service network restart
Shutting down interface bond0:                          [  OK  ]
Shutting down interface bond1:                          [  OK  ]
Shutting down loopback interface:                       [  OK  ]
Bringing up loopback interface:                         [  OK  ]
Bringing up interface bond0:
Determining IP information for bond0... done.           [  OK  ]
Bringing up interface bond1:  /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifup-eth: line 130: /sys/class/net/bond1/bonding/backup: No such file or directory
                                                        [  OK  ]

Cause

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