10.5.1 Using ifenslave to Create Bonded Interfaces

The ifenslave command provides an alternate method of creating bonded interfaces. Only round-robin load balancing is available.

To create a bonded device by using the ifenslave command:

  1. Load the bonding module:

    # modprobe bonding
  2. Configure the network settings for the bonded interface:

    # ip addr add dev bond0
  3. Attach the component network interfaces to the bonded interface:

    # ifenslave bond0 eth0 eth1
  4. Bring up the bonded interface:

    # ip link set bond0 up

For more information, see the ifenslave(8) manual page.