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5.2. Comparison of Network Teaming to Bonding

Table 5.1. A Comparison of Features in Bonding and Team
Feature Bonding Team
broadcast Tx policy Yes Yes
round-robin Tx policy Yes Yes
active-backup Tx policy Yes Yes
LACP (802.3ad) support Yes (passive only) Yes
Hash-based Tx policy Yes Yes
User can set hash function No Yes
Tx load-balancing support (TLB) Yes Yes
LACP hash port select Yes Yes
load-balancing for LACP support No Yes
Ethtool link monitoring Yes Yes
ARP link monitoring Yes Yes
NS/NA (IPv6) link monitoring No Yes
ports up/down delays Yes Yes
port priorities and stickiness (primary option enhancement) No Yes
separate per-port link monitoring setup No Yes
multiple link monitoring setup Limited Yes
lockless Tx/Rx path Yes (RCU) Yes (RCU)
VLAN support Yes Yes
user-space runtime control Limited Full
Logic in user-space No Yes
Extensibility Hard Easy
Modular design No Yes
Performance overhead Low Very Low
D-Bus interface No Yes
multiple device stacking Yes Yes
zero config using LLDP No (in planning)
NetworkManager support Yes Yes