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Oracle VM: Configuration of Network (NIC) Bonding on 2.x Version (Doc ID 738269.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 03, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle VM - Version 2.1.2 to 2.2.1 [Release OVM212 to OVM221]
Linux x86


This document describes the procedure for enabling bonded network interfaces in Oracle VM 2.1.2 or higher (up to 2.2.3 version).
Previous versions of Oracle VM 2.x do not support bonded network interfaces.


This document describes the procedure required to enable bonded network interfaces on the Administrative domain (Domain-0) which can then be used as Xen bridged interfaces to guest Virtual Machines (domU).

Network bonding enables two or more network interfaces to act as one, simultaneously, increasing network bandwidth and/or providing network interface redundancy.
Oracle VM 2.x allows the binding of multiple physical network interfaces together to form a single, logical network channel using the bonding kernel module and a special network interface called a bonded interface.

The complexity of network bonding is performed on the Oracle VM Server, rather than at the guest level.
Guests networks configured to use Oracle VM Server's bonded interface automatically receive the benefits afforded by bonding.


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In this Document
 Steps to configure Oracle VM Server network bonding
 Start a virtual machine using the newly bonded ethernet bridge.

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