How to create a network bond on Genesis NX2

In the system's GUI, select "System Settings" from the left pane, open the "Network" tab and select "Create bond interface"

Select the interfaces you would like to bond by placing checkmarks in the shown boxes

Select the type of bond you would like to create. 

Types of Network Bonding:

  • 0 (balance-rr)
    • Default mode, transmissions are handled sequentially from the first available slave through the last.
    • Offers fault tolerance and load balancing.
  • 1 (active-backup)
    • Only one slave is active, and another will only become active if the original one fails.
    • Offers fault tolerance.
  • 2 (balance-xor)
    • The MAC address of the slave is matched with the source of the request’s MAC address. Once the connection is established it is used for all transmission.
    • Provides fault tolerance and load balancing.
  • 3 (broadcast)
    • All slave interfaces are used for all transmissions.
    • Offers fault tolerance.
  • 4 (802.3ad)
    • Known as Dynamic Link Aggregation. Aggregation groups are created that use the same speed and duplex settings. All slave interfaces in the active aggregator groups are used. This requires an 802.3ad compliant switch.
    • Offers fault tolerance and load balancing.
  • 5 (balance-tlb)
    • Known as Adaptive transmit load balancing. Outgoing network traffic is distributed based on the current load on each slave interface while incoming traffic is received by the current slave. If this receiving slave fails, another slave takes over the MAC address of the slave that failed.
    • Offers fault tolerance and load balancing.
  • 6 (balance-alb)
    • Known as adaptive load balancing. Includes transmit load balancing and receive load balancing for IPv4 traffic. Unlike 802.3ad, does not require special switch support.
    • Offers fault tolerance and load balancing.

Enter your IP and Netmask under "Internet protocol" and click "Apply"

You may need to log back into the GUI at this point. Once back in, return to the "Network" tab under "System Settings". Here, you should see a new interface named "bond0" as well as the interfaces you selected for the bond labelled as "Bond slave" under status. 

2020-03-03 14:30
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