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Re: NIC bonding/trunking/802.3ad
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: NIC bonding/trunking/802.3ad
- From: Jim Razmus <jim_(_at_)_bonetruck_(_dot_)_org>
- Date: Tue, 24 May 2005 14:12:59 -0400
- Mail-followup-to: Jim Razmus <jim_(_at_)_bonetruck_(_dot_)_org>, misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
* Niall O'Higgins <niallo_(_at_)_sig11_(_dot_)_com> [050524 11:10]:
> On Tue, May 24, 2005 at 02:01:23PM +0100, Hyb wrote:
> > It seems that the topic of 802.3ad support (link
> > aggregation|bonding|trunking|whatever you want to call it) seems to come
> > every so often, but is often disregarded on the basis that gigE is now
> > cheap. I see the redudancy as a much more valuable asset though.
> speak of the devil! reyk@ got there already ...
But this requires cooperation on the part of the switch. The original
poster mentioned connecting to two distinct switches to remove the
switch as a SPOF. Correct me if I'm wrong, .3ad does not address this.