Bonding, Link Aggregation

Onload User Guide (UG1586)

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  • Onload will only accelerate traffic over 802.3ad and active-backup bonds.
  • Onload will not accelerate traffic if a bond contains any slave interfaces that are not supported network devices.
  • Adding an unsupported network device to a bond that is currently accelerated by Onload can result in unexpected results such as connections being reset.
  • Acceleration of bonded interfaces in Onload requires a kernel configured with sysfs support and a bonding module version of 3.0.0 or later.
  • Traffic on the backup link is not filtered.

In cases where Onload will not accelerate the traffic it will continue to work via the OS network stack.