Basic Ethernet bonding
To configure an Ethernet bonded link, create a bonding interface and configure it as any other Ethernet interface. Then, for each Ethernet interface that is to belong to the bonded link, specify the bond group (point to the bonding interface that you created).
The following figure shows a simple Ethernet link bonding scenario, with an Ethernet bonded link consisting of two physical Ethernet links.
The figure has the following characteristics:
- The dp0bond0 bond group is created by using the default bonding mode (lacp).
- The dp0p1p1 and dp0p1p2 data plane interfaces represent the underlying physical links. Both are added as member links to the bonded interface dp0bond0.
No IP addresses are assigned to the individual physical Ethernet links. The bonding does not work if any of the component Ethernet links has an IP address assigned to it.
Use the show interfaces and show interfaces bonding commands to determine the status of the bonding interface and its constituent Ethernet interfaces.
To configure this scenario, perform the following steps in configuration mode.
Create the dp0bond0 bonding group.
Set the IP address for the bonding group to 192.168.10.10/24.
Add dp0p1p1 to the dp0bond0 bonding group.
Add dp0p1p2 to the dp0bond0 bonding group.
Commit the change.
Show the bonding group configuration.
Show the dp0p1p1 configuration.
Show the dp0p1p2 configuration.