As I wrote before there is another way to protect your system against the failure of a network connection - Link Aggregation. As i've explained before, there are failure modes that can't be addressed by link aggregation. But you can use both in conjunction. This makes sense, when your main connection is a 10GBe interface and you don't want to plug a second one into the system and use already existent 1GBe Interfaces as a backup for it instead.
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