Oracle VM - Network Creation Fails With Error "VLANs over bond mode 6 (balance-alb) bridge interface are not supported as this mode is incompatible with VLAN bridge interfaces. "
(Doc ID 1672862.1)
Last updated on MAY 26, 2021
Applies to:Oracle VM - Version 2.1 and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Adaptive load balancing is often used to achieve redundancy of a network device (NIC) path. In the
ifcfg-bondX file, this is done manually by setting a bonding option of
mode=5. This mode is desirable because it does not require any special configuration of the networking switches.
Attempting to create a virtual NIC using this bonding mode causes the Oracle VM Manager to issue the error:
Manually overriding this will produce ARP packet errors; see Oracle Document Oracle VM Release Notes for 3.2, paragraph 8.4.9 "ARP Packet Checksum Errors" for more details.
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