Load balancing in multimode vifs
You can ensure that all interfaces of a multimode vif are equally utilized for outgoing traffic. You can use the IP address, MAC address, round-robin, or port based load-balancing methods to equalize traffic.
The load-balancing method for a multimode vif can be specified only when the vif is created. If no method is specified, the IP address based load-balancing method is used.
- IP address and MAC address load balancing
IP address and MAC address load balancing are the methods for equalizing traffic on multimode vifs.
- Round-robin load balancing
You can use round-robin for load balancing multimode vifs. You should use the round-robin option for load balancing a single connection's traffic across multiple links to increase single connection throughput. However, this method might cause out-of-order packet delivery.
- Port-based load balancing
You can equalize traffic on a multimode vif based on the transport layer (TCP/UDP) ports by using the port-based load-balancing method.