Oracle VM Server 3.2.3: Bond failover does not work with Intel (ixgbe) 10Gbps network interfaces with jumbo frames (Doc ID 1598182.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 06, 2013

Applies to:

Oracle VM - Version 3.2.1 to 3.2.3 [Release OVM32]
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

Network bonding failover does not occur when using Oracle VM Server version 3.2.3-525 (or lower) with 10Gbps network interface cards (NICs) configured with mode-1 (active/backup) bonding and jumbo frames/large MTU e.g. MTU=9000.

Messages such as the following are reported to the system log (/var/log/messages, dmesg):

Changes

Changes likely to cause the issue to occur include:

Cause

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