[DRBD-user] GigE vs Bonded NICs

Leroy van Logchem leroy.vanlogchem at wldelft.nl
Tue Jul 17 17:54:25 CEST 2007

Note: "permalinks" may not be as permanent as we would like,
direct links of old sources may well be a few messages off.

>>> Or is bonding everything together so that it all can run at 2Gbps a 
>>> good idea?
>> The extra bandwidth is only relevant if you are seeing a bottleneck 
>> within your system.  If the filesystem is working well without any 
>> delays, then the additional bandwidth is not that relevant.  The main 
>> advantage of bonding the interfaces would be the increased 
>> redundancy.  By the sound of it, your system has single connections 
>> between each device in the environment - which means that a single 
>> NIC/cable failure could cause one of the servers to disappear. 
Can the bandwidth be aggregated for single tcp connection using teql? In 
short, two 1 GigE interfaces makes one 2 Gbps (full duplex).

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