Bonding NICs in RHEL5

We started testing some NIC bonding on our RHEL 5 VM and we will be testing on real hardware soon. The ultimate goal is to add this setup in our kickstart file.

We created these files for testing:

/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-bond0

DEVICE=bond0
BOOTPROTO=dhcp
ONBOOT=yes
USERCTL=no
IPV6INIT=no

Added these lines to /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 and ifcfg-eth1:

MASTER=bond0
SLAVE=yes

in /etc/modprobe.conf we added these lines:

alias bond0 bonding
options bond0 miimon=100 mode=1

We just need to test on some physical servers and see how all this works now.

Reference:

Mobility shut down

I tried the Rogers Portable Internet and it did not work from anywhere I went. It is very simple to setup and the modem has these lights at the top that tells you the strength of the signal. Even when the 5 lights were on I could not keep the signal from more than a few seconds. I tried it for 2 days and then gave up since I was not able to transfer any traffic.

Mobility Worker Nirvana

The title of this post could probably read as “the pursuit of working anywhere on a budget”. Since I work from home I figured that it means that I can work from anywhere. I have been looking at some possibilities for the last few weeks on where and how I could work from elsewhere than my home office.Connectivity is quite important since I do all my work remotely. I need to be able to connect to servers in different locations to do my work. Rarely can I work in an isolated mode. Here they are only a few options if I want to get wireless access from anywhere. Rogers has a modem for only $99CAD plus the data plan. Maybe that could be the solution. The only thing it needs is a power outlet. We will test and see.