network card bandwidth on a poweredge 1850?

Sabuj Pattanayek sabujp at
Tue Mar 3 21:00:16 CST 2009

On Tue, Mar 3, 2009 at 8:52 PM, Brett Dikeman <brett.dikeman at> wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 3, 2009 at 9:23 PM, Sabuj Pattanayek <sabujp at> wrote:
>> You probably need to use bonding in round robin mode and enable
>> LACP/trunking on the switch.
> LACP is just an auto-negotiated bonding.  I'm currently using xor'd
> mode, and I am seeing traffic roughly split between the two
> interfaces.  It's usually about 40/60.

Yeah I saw the same thing with balance-alb and iftop on the two
interfaces on the xserve's i was using to test this, but was not able
to get >> 1gbps even though there were tcp connections on both NICs.
Have you tried trunking in the switch with round robin mode?

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