Does Pfsense 2.0 RC1 support interface bonding?



  • Howdy!

    I found some evidence that Pfsense 2.0 will support LAGG, but what I am more interested in is bonding two LAN interfaces. My future-pfsense box has 2 marvell board-embedded gigabit nics (one WAN, one LAN) and one Intel Pro/1000 GT gigabit PCI nic that is also currently LAN. One marvell NIC services one VLAN and the intel one is servicing another VLAN.

    However what I am wondering is whether pfsense would allow me to bond both the marvell and intel nic for a total of 2 gbit full duplex… is there any such capability to do in pfsense, either via CLI or in the GUI, and if done in CLI, will the GUI be able to interpret it as a single interface?

    Thanks!



  • What you describe IS lagg.
    Depending on the switch you're using you'd want to run it in LACP or etherchannel mode,



  • @GruensFroeschli:

    What you describe IS lagg.
    Depending on the switch you're using you'd want to run it in LACP or etherchannel mode,

    Yes I understand that it is indeed LAGG; but all I've read so far (including in the ultimate definitive guide) indicates WAN LAGG capability… is there anything in the GUI that would allow LAN LAGG-ing? My switch does support it, but my assumption is that I must set the host (router) to bond interfaces too...


  • Netgate Administrator

    Yes you can bond LAN interfaces as long as, like you say, your switch supports it.
    It has been a bit buggy by the looks of things, search the forum for 'lagg'.

    Steve



  • I've been reading it back and forth… seems like there were some bugs with the beta version, however what about RC1? Anyone managed to get it done?


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