Veritas Flex Appliance Getting Started and Administration Guide
- Product overview
- Getting started
- Modifying settings
- Managing users
- Managing Flex Appliance Console users and tenants
- Managing NetBackup application instance users
- Using Flex Appliance
- Managing the repository
- Creating application instances
- Managing application instances
- Managing application add-ons on instances
- Running NetBackup commands on an application instance
- Upgrading application instances
- About Flex Appliance upgrades and updates
- Monitoring the appliance
- About AutoSupport and Call Home
- Monitoring the hardware from the Flex Appliance Shell
- Reconfiguring the appliance
- Troubleshooting guidelines
Creating a network bond
If you have more than one node, you must create a network bond on each appliance node after all of the nodes are added. Use the same slaves and bonding mode on each node on the appliance.
To create a network bond
- On the Flex Appliance Console, click the Network interfaces icon in the left-side navigation bar to open the Network interfaces page.
It may take a few minutes to load.
- Select the check box next to the name of each network interface that you want to include in the bond, then click Create bond.
- Enter a unique bond name and select the bond mode.
The following bond modes are available:
802.3ad (LACP) - this is the default bond mode value
If you select this bond mode, all of the network interfaces in the bond must be on the same port channel. If they are not, the bond speed is less than the sum of the interface speeds. If the bond speed is not as expected after you create the bond, run the following command in the Flex Appliance Shell:
/bin/grep "Aggregator ID" /proc/net/bonding/<bond name>
The Aggregator IDs should all be the same. If they are not, run the following command and check the Aggregator ID of each interface to determine which one is on a different port channel:
/bin/cat /proc/net/bonding/<bond name>
balance-tlb - This bond mode is not supported due to a known issue in Red Hat. However, Veritas does not block this bond mode. If you want to use this bond mode, see the following article from Red hat before you proceed:
balance-alb - This bond mode is not supported due to a known issue in Red Hat. However, Veritas does not block this bond mode. If you want to use this bond mode, see the following article from Red hat before you proceed:
- Click Create.
- Configure the new bond.