On 5 Apr 2004 05:33:07 -0700
> Anyone doing IP Multipathing on their enterprise servers? Is it worth
> it? It would seem there are other bottlenecks to consider. I am
> still trying to get my arms around the whole 10/100 Mbps. How many MB
> of data is that? If I have two sites connected over a WAN, private
> T1, would grouping two NIC's on my servers at both ends, give me more
> through put?
I do use IPMP, its purpose is not the give more bandwidth in the first
place, but to provide fault tolerance in case a link goes down for what
That you get increased outgoing traffic is a side effect when all
interfaces that participate in an IPMP setup are active, in such a case
a loadbalancing mechanism is used to spread outgoing traffic over all
Inbound load balancing can be setup too, however you need something like
a dns roundrobin, or othe means to direct the traffic at the different
interfaces. Unlike trunking the interfaces are not handled as one big
pipe, but as several individual pipes.
As for getting more traffic over a T1, thats simply impossible,
no matter how many interfaces you use, since a T1 is 1.544MBit, while a
fast ethernet is 100MBit, making it 200MBit does not make the T1 faster.
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All these things will be lost in time, like the root partition last
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