NetworkManager: Limiting Bond Subordinate devices by MAC Address

Someone recently asked me about locking down a bond to specific NIC devices within the machine. Specifically they were concerned with the sometimes unpredictable nature of NIC naming in Linux. While there has been a lot of effort to make NIC naming more predictable, it turns out with the networking configuration stack we are using in Fedora/RHEL (NetworkManager) you don’t even really need to care about the NIC device names if you know the MAC Addresses of the interfaces you want to use. [Read More]