Sign In with your
Trend Micro Account
Need Help?
Need More Help?

Create a technical support case if you need further support.

Configuring NIC Bonding in the SafeSync for Enterprise (SSFE) server

    • Updated:
    • 7 Apr 2016
    • Product/Version:
    • SafeSync for Enterprise 2.1
    • Platform:
    • Ubuntu 10.04 64-bit
Summary

NIC Bonding provides either high-availability, load-balancing, maximum throughput, or a combination of these by combining two or more NICs to a single link. This article describes the procedures to implement NIC Bonding in SSFE.

Details
Public

To enable NIC Bonding, follow the given steps. The procedure assumes that the new NIC is already attached to the SSFE server and connected to the switch.

  1. Log in to the SSFE server shell.
  2. Edit the /etc/modules configuration file usng the command:

    # sudo vi /etc/modules

  3. Add "bonding" to the list of modules.

    For example:

    # /etc/modules: kernel modules to load at boot time.
    #
    # This file contains the names of kernel modules that should be loaded
    # at boot time, one per line. Lines beginning with "#" are ignored.

    loop
    lp
    rtc
    bonding

  1. Log in to the SSFE server shell.
  2. Run the "ifconfig" command and identify the device name of the NICs to be combined.

    In the example provided in Step 4, the device names used are eth4 and eth5.

  3. Edit the interfaces configuration file using the command:

    # sudo vi /etc/network/interfaces

  4. Add the bonding configuration parameters similar to the following. You need to specify the correct IP address, gateway, and netmask for your environment in the bond0 section.

    auto eth4
    iface eth4 inet manual
    bond-master bond0

    auto eth5
    iface eth5 inet manual
    bond-master bond0

    auto bond0
    iface bond0 inet static
    address 192.168.21.11
    gateway 192.168.21.254
    netmask 255.255.255.0
    bond-mode 802.3ad
    bond-miimon 100
    bond-lacp-rate 1
    up /sbin/ifenslave bond0 eth4 eth5
    down /sbin/ifenslave -d bond0 eth4 eth5

  1. Log in to the SSFE server shell.
  2. Edit the firehol configuration file using the command:

    sudo vi /etc/firehol/firehol.conf

  3. Add the following rules:

    interface bond0 bond
         client all accept
         server all accept

     
    The rules will allow all types of traffic to and from the bonding interface. As a best practice, it is good to allow only the type of traffic and ports needed based on the NIC's purpose. For more information on configuring Firehol, refer to the Firehol documentation.
Premium
Internal
Rating:
Category:
Configure
Solution Id:
1103384
Feedback
Did this article help you?

Thank you for your feedback!

To help us improve the quality of this article, please leave your email here so we can clarify further your feedback, if neccessary:
We will not send you spam or share your email address.

*This form is automated system. General questions, technical, sales, and product-related issues submitted through this form will not be answered.

If you need additional help, you may try to contact the support team. Contact Support


To help us improve the quality of this article, please leave your email here so we can clarify further your feedback, if neccessary:
We will not send you spam or share your email address.

*This form is automated system. General questions, technical, sales, and product-related issues submitted through this form will not be answered.


Need More Help?

Create a technical support case if you need further support.