Thin Client and Virtual Machines Thread, Xencenter 5.5 wow in Technical; Don't know whether this is any use to anyone. Might have already been posted....
17th August 2009, 11:48 PM #16
Don't know whether this is any use to anyone. Might have already been posted.
18th August 2009, 08:17 AM #17
@cookie_monster the default bonding mode is bonding-slb (mode 7) which I've struggled to find much on. What I have read (most of it is on the Citrix Xen Forums!) is that it doesn't require any switch support. According to XenServer Documentation traffic will only be going out over a single interface at a time so hopefully no problems will occur!
Hmm I wonder how they prevent mac flapping, I suppose if it only sends on one link at a time then it could be avoided but it still must confuse the switch. If traffic is only going out on one link at a time then the bond must be about redundancy rather than throughput.
18th August 2009, 12:18 PM #18
@cookie_monster: I've just double-checked and I was telling you lies. The LACP is the SAN stuff, the XenServer boxes have no special config.
I think that the reason it works, is because each VM can only use one NIC at a time. XenServer presents the virtual NIC's MAC to the network and all is well. The balancing of the load across NICs is redone every few seconds.
18th August 2009, 01:39 PM #19
Ok cheers looks like i'm all set to go then
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