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Advanced Networking Concepts Applied Using Linux on IBM System z by Srivatsan Venkatesan, Tiago Nunes dos Santos, Eric Marins, Ben Louie, Lydia Parziale

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Using channel bonding interfaces
Bonding refers to the binding of two or more network interfaces (NIC) to create a single logical bonded interface to make the network environment safer for production applications, if a single link failure occurs, without impacting the network availability. The use of bonding under Linux can increase performance during data transfers and it also can enable network availability. Linux supports different bonding mechanisms, including 802.3ad (also known as link aggregation or trunking) to take advantage of link aggregation, ...

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