tring to do a bit of research on the bond interfaces. in the description it
talks about sending data out the bonded interfaces in a round robin type
fashion. i was under the impression that the bond interfaces were for
I've got 9 debian servers broken up into 4 different vlans and each server
has two ethernet ports in it. I've got two identical managed switches. i'd
like it so that if any one of the switches were go to down that everything
will still function and that if interface A on server 1 goes down that
interface B on server one takes over (lets assume that each server has an
interface connected to switch A and and interface connected to switch B.
the different vlans are connected to a firewall so that traffic between the
vlans (different subnets) is filtered and routed via the firewall. I've got
two firewalls and each has all its interfaces connected to one of the two
switches. I've got two wan ethernet connections.. one of each connected to
one of each of the switches.
The firewalls are pfsense and use a syncing technique so that if one
firewall fails the other takes over. From what I understand if I have the
switches trunked together as long as only one of the interfaces on a server
is active at a time i should be able to get this done properly.
Does the ifenslave functionality do this? do both bonded interfaces always
have link? these are dell 5324 gig switches.. (pretty nice) and run IOS
afaik. If the ifenslave doesn't do what i want I wonder if its possible to
make the switches communicate and only have one interface enabled at a time.
Anyone ever do anything like this?