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Lion Server no LAG / BOND Support?

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Kevin Cossaboon Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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Dec 17, 2011 5:42 AM

I HOPE I am missing something. I put the dual GE on the Mac Pro into a LAG / BOND Group, to my switch.

 

OSX Network pannel sees the bonded interfaces, and though static IP, is getting DNS information from Router.

Screen Shot 2011-12-17 at 8.35.52 AM.png

 

The Server Application, knows the IP address;

 

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But does not see the interface. Setting up the network I get;

 

Screen Shot 2011-12-17 at 8.39.26 AM.png

Then 2 screens later after warnings about setting the sever up with not network, I See;

 

Screen Shot 2011-12-17 at 8.40.11 AM.png

 

Note the correct IP, and Interface 'LAG1'

 

Does anyone know if this is cosmetic or yet another BUG in this server application?

  • Strontium90 Level 4 Level 4 (2,910 points)
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    Dec 17, 2011 7:37 AM (in response to Kevin Cossaboon)

    Try setting everything up on en0 and then once all services are up and active, form the bond ensuring the bond has the same IP address as en0 did.

     

    Since it appears you are not hosting dhcp on the Pro you will not need to alter the interface.  Beyond that, get real comfortable with the serveradmin command line tool.

     

    This is an interesting find.  Need to check this when I hit the lab.

  • Strontium90 Level 4 Level 4 (2,910 points)
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    Dec 17, 2011 12:51 PM (in response to Kevin Cossaboon)

    Open Terminal and type:

     

    man serveradmin

     

    This is the command line tool that compliments Server Admin and now Server.app.  It has far more abilitied than Server.app and can allow advanced administration of the server. 

     

    I will not be in my lab till Tuesday but I will try a bonded link.  So sad, but when you consider that Lion Server is intended to be run on a mini, I guess bonded interfaces are no loger needed. 

     

    By the way, the SSL cert should be based on domain name, not IP address.  So as long as DNS and hostname are working, then the cert should function as expected.

  • fance Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Jan 15, 2013 12:41 PM (in response to Kevin Cossaboon)

    did you ever find a "proper"solution?

     

    Not a fan of workarounds to busg when it comes to production servers?

  • fance Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Jan 15, 2013 5:31 PM (in response to Kevin Cossaboon)

    with no link bonding so no failover, no performance, etc... Sad old Apple...

  • Jonathan Melville Level 2 Level 2 (450 points)
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    Jan 16, 2013 5:39 PM (in response to Kevin Cossaboon)

    Just wanted to chime in here and say that Lion Server absolutely DOES support creating a link aggregate.

     

    You do it from the Network pref pane in System Preferences. Of course for this to work the server must be connected to a smart switch that is supports LACP and is properly configured. I have a server running on a bond and have never had an issue.

     

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  • fance Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Jan 16, 2013 6:18 PM (in response to Jonathan Melville)

    Thanks Jonathan - i have the a bond working too, BUT it does not appear inside the Server.app network settings (vs System Prefs).

     

    What does your's look like?

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