[DRBD-user] dedicated network connection

Felix Frank ff at mpexnet.de
Mon Nov 26 12:42:04 CET 2012

Note: "permalinks" may not be as permanent as we would like,
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On 11/25/2012 08:46 PM, marcus wrote:
> Does this mean a second NIC (in each host) on the same subnet,
> a second NIC (in each host) on a different, separate switch and subnet,
> or a second NIC (in each host) and a configured cross-over cable??

I suggest you trawl the mailing list archives.

There are proponents of the idea of dedicated switches for DRBD.
Personally, I've had good mileage with crossover cables.

Dedicated NICs should be considered mandatory.

I'm not sure if it's a good idea to substitute "dedicated switches" with
"dedicated VLANs in general switches" (but then, I'm not in favor of
switching replication links to begin with ;-)


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