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Linux Ethernet Bonding Driver (Doc ID 434375.1)

Last updated on JUNE 01, 2021

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Enterprise Linux 3.0 to Oracle Linux 6.1 with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel [2.6.32] [Release RHEL3 to OL6U1]
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Linux x86-64


This document describes how to configure ethernet device bonding for Linux for high availability.


This document applies to almost all architectures with 2.4 and 2.6 kernels. This is mostly taken from the publicly available Linux Bonding HowTo Document
This document is specifically applicable to Oracle Linux.


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In this Document
 Querying Bonding Configuration
 Configuring Bonding for High Availability
 High Availability in a Single Switch Topology
 Bonding Modes
 High Availability in a Multiple Switch Topology
 Bonding Modes

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