[DRBD-user] Configuring a two-node cluster with redundant nics on each node?

digimer lists at alteeve.ca
Fri Oct 19 18:56:53 CEST 2018

On 2018-10-19 11:16 a.m., Bryan K. Walton wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 18, 2018 at 04:47:53PM +1100, Adi Pircalabu wrote:
>> Why aren't you using Ethernet bonding?
> Thanks Adi,
> We are rethinking our network configuration.  We may do our replication
> through a directly cabled and bonded connection, and bypass our
> switches.  This would simplify our drbd configuration.

We've used mode=1 (active-passive) bonding under DRBD for years across 
numerous installs and countless test and prod failures without issue. We 
still run through switches (link1 to switch 1, link2 to switch 2, 
hitless failover config on the stack). We can and have failed NICs, 
cables and switches without interruption.

We've documented this setup here;



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