[DRBD-user] DRBD with NIC bonding and Crossover cables - no switch
Matt Ball, IT Hardware Manager
mball at wepanow.com
Fri Sep 24 23:51:18 CEST 2010
I have setup NIC bonding with DRBD successfully but we need to try to
reduce the amount of switch ports required as we need to remotely deploy
several clusters. We have 2 bonded nics, total of 4 NICs/cables plus one
for iLo. So we have 6 that must go into the switch (3 from each cluster)
but want to avoid having those additional cables for drbd and that bond
going into the switch.
We decided to try and connect the drbd resources together using that
bond0 channel but using crossover cables instead of going through the
switch. No joy. Cannot ping, no communications, destination on trace
route shows as the 169.* hardware failure address...
We have all GB NICs and the cables are GB crossover.
We have tried mode-1, mode-5, and mode-6 which all claim to work without
needing special switch configurations.
Is there any way to connect a bonded NIC (trunk) and have drbd
communicate through it?
I apologize in advance if this is not appropriate for the drbd message
board, I realize it may be outside the scope of this forum. If so please
More information about the drbd-user