My Oracle Support Banner

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 JULY 16, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle VM - Version 2.1 and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Linux x86-64


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=balance-tlb or 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.


To view full details, sign in with your My Oracle Support account.

Don't have a My Oracle Support account? Click to get started!

In this Document

My Oracle Support provides customers with access to over a million knowledge articles and a vibrant support community of peers and Oracle experts.