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Old 04-29-2013, 09:42 AM   #1
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Network traffic load balancing


Hi everybody! Hope you going well. I need a little information and I think you are those who can answer it easily. First heres are my setup.

Data serveur running on CentOS using a Gigabit LAN to a Gigabit switch. The switch has another Oracle Linux server connected to him but it don't matters.

At the moment, if my father downloads a movie from his computer from the data server, he'll receive a rate of 100mb/s but if I start downloading a movie at the same time, we'll both have 50mb/s

My question is, if i install another gigabit lan in the server, how do i configure it to do load balancing between the two cards (i know it's possible)

So thank you so much for your answer, I hope you'll be able to help !
 
Old 04-29-2013, 09:48 AM   #2
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You can bond the two interfaces, however your Gb switch also needs to cope with bonding and "consumer grade" home switches generally don't do it.
 
Old 04-29-2013, 10:31 AM   #3
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The switch is http://www.amer.com/products/180-sgrd24.aspx however it's not manageable some of people a know told me that it's possible inside the Linux without caring about the switch only with some configurations
 
Old 04-29-2013, 10:36 AM   #4
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Well you've nothing to lose by trying the regular bonding within CentOS and seeing if it works. Just remember to make copies of your existing network configs before playing. http://www.howtoforge.com/network_card_bonding_centos

I would strongly suggest only trying this if you have physical access to the server, just incase!
 
Old 04-29-2013, 10:51 AM   #5
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Thank you for your answer, my both server de data server and the poweredge are connected to a kvm switch so i can monitor them directly. I'll I try it as soon as I'm home, and only to know, what do you think of my switch (for a home use) ? was it a good move ?

And also, which mode you suggest (I only want to get a better bandwidth when 2 computer are downloading files from the server)

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Old 04-29-2013, 10:53 AM   #6
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Seems like a nice bit of kit, assuming you've that many machines that need wired connections
 
  


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