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Old 03-17-2009, 10:14 PM   #1
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KVM Bridging tap0 to Bonded adapters


I'm using KVM and I'm running into a bandwidth issue where we are saturating the bridged ethernet adapter.
The network is only 100mb with mtu of 1500
I want to bond two adapters (load balanced) then bridge the tap interface to that.

Has anyone tried this? It seams like a logical solution but all I get is an error saying "unable to bridge bond0 to bridge0, invalid parameter"

Help!
 
Old 03-17-2009, 11:16 PM   #2
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I went down this road. Short version is just to skip it. After a year I replaced the nics on both ends ($15 ea on ebay) with GigE and put in a GigE switch($45). The GigE solution is easily 5 times faster than the bonded solution without any of the headaches(and there were plenty).
 
Old 03-18-2009, 10:22 PM   #3
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Can't afford to switch to Gb

We have close to 200 stations. Some have Gb adapters most do not. The switches are all older 100mb high end managed switches.
I can't seem to bridge using a bonded adapter, but I'm going to try binding the bridged adapter....

Oy...
 
Old 03-18-2009, 10:37 PM   #4
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If they are managed switches, depending on how deep they go, the switches may be part of your problem. I forget the exact information but if they do more than act as a dumb switch, they may be preventing you from making a bonded connection. A lot of routers will do not have the capability of allowing bonded connections through them.
 
Old 03-19-2009, 08:52 AM   #5
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I have no problem bonding the adapters. My problem is when I try to bridge the tapX interface to them.
 
  


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