Bonded interface not coming up on HP ProLiant Server. ifup bond2 up "RTNETLINK answers:File exists" and in logs "cmanicd: NIC agent link is down : ethx"

(Doc ID 2317119.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 16, 2017

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 6.9 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Hardware > HP ProLiant BL460c Gen9 Server

Bond 2 interface > eth2 + eth3

etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth2:MASTER=bond2
etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth3:MASTER=bond2

Symptoms

Bonding interface bond2 not coming up on HP ProLiant Server.

[root@server network-scripts]# ifup bond2 up
RTNETLINK answers: File exists
RTNETLINK answers: File exists

Cause

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