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Old 02-26-2013, 09:33 AM   #1
bok2
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Problems configuring bonding on Centos 6.3


Hello all,

This is my first post on this board, so my apologies if it should have been posted in the more distro specific forums.

I am trying to bond two network ports in a LACP configuration on Centos 6. The same ports have been bonded on Centos 5 without issues, but now I just cannot get it to work. LACP is configured on the switch.

Basically, I am unable to ping any IP on the network except the server's own IP. But, turning off bonding, I can access the network just fine from any of the two bonded ports.

Here are my configuration files:

/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-bond0:
Code:
DEVICE=bond0
IPADDR=80.x.x.205
NETMASK=255.255.255.0
GATEWAY=80.x.x.1
ONBOOT=yes
BOOTPROTO=none
USERCTL=no
BONDING_OPTS="miimon=100 mode=4 lacp_rate=1 xmit_hash_policy=2"
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-em1:
Code:
DEVICE="em1"
ONBOOT=yes
USERCTL=no
MASTER=bond0
SLAVE=yes
BOOTPROTO=no
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-em2:
Code:
DEVICE="em2"
ONBOOT=yes
USERCTL=no
MASTER=bond0
SLAVE=yes
BOOTPROTO=no
So, I checked the routing by "ip route", and it seems to be okay:
Code:
80.x.x.0/24 dev bond0  proto kernel  scope link  src 80.x.x.205
169.254.0.0/16 dev bond0  scope link  metric 1013
default via 80.x.x.1 dev bond0
'cat /proc/net/bonding/bond0' returns the following:
Code:
Ethernet Channel Bonding Driver: v3.6.0 (September 26, 2009)

Bonding Mode: IEEE 802.3ad Dynamic link aggregation
Transmit Hash Policy: layer2+3 (2)
MII Status: up
MII Polling Interval (ms): 100
Up Delay (ms): 0
Down Delay (ms): 0

802.3ad info
LACP rate: fast
Aggregator selection policy (ad_select): stable
Active Aggregator Info:
        Aggregator ID: 20
        Number of ports: 2
        Actor Key: 5
        Partner Key: 1001
        Partner Mac Address: 5c:26:0a:da:9a:5b

Slave Interface: em1
MII Status: up
Speed: 10 Mbps
Duplex: full
Link Failure Count: 0
Permanent HW addr: d4:be:d9:b2:8e:71
Aggregator ID: 20
Slave queue ID: 0

Slave Interface: em2
MII Status: up
Speed: 10 Mbps
Duplex: full
Link Failure Count: 0
Permanent HW addr: d4:be:d9:b2:8e:73
Aggregator ID: 20
Slave queue ID: 0
And 'ifconfig -a' returns the following:

Code:
bond0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr D4:BE:D9:B2:8E:71
          inet addr:80.x.x.205  Bcast:80.x.x.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::d6be:d9ff:feb2:8e71/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MASTER MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:396 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:26 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:45588 (44.5 KiB)  TX bytes:2860 (2.7 KiB)

em1       Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr D4:BE:D9:B2:8E:71
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING SLAVE MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:160 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:13 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:20180 (19.7 KiB)  TX bytes:1456 (1.4 KiB)

em2       Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr D4:BE:D9:B2:8E:71
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING SLAVE MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:236 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:13 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:25408 (24.8 KiB)  TX bytes:1404 (1.3 KiB)
I also notice that if I set up two Centos 6.3 servers identically using the above bonded configuration, those two servers can communicate with each other just fine, but cannot access any other network destinations.

I have never seen anything like it and it all seems very strange to me. NICs are Broadcom NetXtreme II 5709 and I have installed the latest drivers from the manufacturer.

Any help is greatly appreciated!
 
Old 02-26-2013, 12:13 PM   #2
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Well this could just be the bonding mode you are using and a lack of IEEE 802.3ad Dynamic link support from your switch.

Try switching your mode to 1(active/passive) and see if that works. Your bond0 interface is sending and receiving packets so it is communicating it seems like an issue with the switch.
 
Old 02-27-2013, 03:19 AM   #3
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Hello, and thanks for the reply.

You were on the right track. I am using two Dell PowerConnect 5224 switches, and although both of them supports LACP, there was another issue which I did not catch:

I had deleted all previously configured LAGs on the switches and configured new ones. It appears, however, that when one configures new LAGs on the Dell switches, then previous LAG settings are applied to new LAGs with the same LAG #. So, when creating a new LAG, assigned LAG #1, it inherited the VLAN settings of the previous LAG with LAG #1, which I had deleted. So, the ports were isolated by VLANs, effectively.

Regards,
Bjorn
 
  


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