Proxmox 5.3 network setup help.

Renowned Member
Apr 17, 2015
As I am slowly rebuilding my home setup
I am coming across a few challenges that buffle me a little.
I have a server with 4 nics.
I thought I can reserve one as host interface. And use 3 other for all my vm tragic.
All 4 nics are. Plugged in onto the same switch and on the network.
I have vmbr0 on one of the mics, my main host interface,
I also created a bond on 3 others and setup vmbr1 on that bond.
All connections are dhcp as I do ip reservations on my router.
I add both bridges to mine VMs.
All seams to work except I do not get up address on vmbr1 and I do not get ip address inside container on nic linked to vmbr1.
All connections are slow.

My question would be this....
Is there a better way to use all 4 host nics so I can get a connection redundancy and speed on host and VMs.?
LnxBil, Tim,
I have read the wiki. Both of them.
They describe the mechanics of how to set it up. I am trying to figure out what is the proper setup for me.

Tim. In an essence I do have fixed ip.
It is just not configured in proxmox but on my router. I run pfsense box for my router.
I do up reservation on it for specific MAC
So any machine will get the same ip every time but the hostname resolution is way better than static ip setup.

LnxBil. How would I set this up?
Do a bond on all 4 nics and put vmbr0 on it?
Add all 4 nics to vmbr0 as ports?
What about load balancing or redundancy?
In a bond I have the option. Hiw does it work on vmbr0?
Ok I have a netgear 48port switch.
It has managed mode but I use whatever the default settings were. Don't want to manage it. Essentially want to use it as plain switch. What are my option for bonding.


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