channel bonding/trunking and diskless booting

Florent Calvayrac Florent.Calvayrac at univ-lemans.fr
Mon Sep 15 06:05:59 EDT 2003


Daniel Pfenniger wrote:
> 
> 
> bvds at bvds.geneva.edu wrote:
> 
>> I looked into this and decided that channel bonding could
>> not be done in a system with diskless booting unless there was a 
>> separate network to handle the booting.
> 
> 
> Perhaps a naive suggestion, but what about  bond0 bonding eth0 and eth1
> (say with network 192.168.1.0) and eth0:0 (with network 192.168.2.0) be 
> used just
> for the booting network?  What is the obstacle for such a configuration?
> 
>         Dan
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then you should rewrite the PXE rom to support channel bonding...

why not have the last machine of your cluster with a disk
to use as a BOOTP server, then once all the cluster is booted
boot it as a node ? Or use an old Pentium 75 laying around as
a BOOTP server downloading a channel bonding enabled kernel ?



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