Problems Creating Multiple Bonding Interfaces on RHEL4/OEL4 (Doc ID 741334.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 20, 2009

Applies to:

Linux Kernel - Version: 2.6
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

Creating a second Ethernet bonding interface by configuring the ifcfg-xxxx as documented, attempting to bring up bond1 get an error as follows:
# ifup bond1
bonding device bond1 does not seem to be present, delaying initialization.

Bond0 had been successfully started:

# ifup bond0
Enslaving eth1 to bond0
Enslaving eth2 to bond0

Cause

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