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Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Cookbook by William Leemans

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Creating a teamed interface

Interface teaming, interface bonding, and link aggregation are all the same. It was already implemented in the kernel by way of the bonding driver. The team driver provides a different mechanism (from bonding) to team multiple network interfaces into a single logical one.

Getting ready

To set up a teamed interface, we'll need more than one network interface.

How to do it…

For the sake of ease, our physical network interfaces are called eth1 and eth2. The IPv4 address for the team interface is 10.0.0.2, with a subnet mask of 255.0.0.0 and a default gateway of 10.0.0.1.

Creating the teamed interface using nmcli

Using this approach, we'll need to create the team connection and two team slaves and activate the connection, as ...

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