OVHcloud Link Aggregation (OLA) technology is designed by our teams to increase your server’s availability, and boost the efficiency of your network connections. In just a few clicks, you can aggregate your network cards and make your network links redundant. This means that if one link goes down, traffic is automatically redirected to another available link. In this article, we will discuss how to set up OLA in the OVHcloud Manager.
Note: Make sure you have ordered OLA through the OVHcloud Manager prior to following the steps in this guide.
- Configuring OLA in the OVHcloud Manager
Configuring OLA in the OVHcloud Manager
Note: In order to make any changes to OLA, you will first need to remove any server you are working on from any vRacks to which they are currently attached.
To begin configuring OLA, log into the OVHcloud Manager. Click the Server button at the top of the screen then select the server in question from the drop-down menu on the left-hand sidebar. Then click the Network interfaces tab. Once you have confirmed that the server is not attached to any vRacks, click the Enable OLA button.
The following popup will come up. Check the box next to "Pay with default payment method" and then click Enable.
This will generate a purchase order. Click the x button in the top-right corner to exit the menu and please allow a few minutes for the product to deliver.
Once OLA has delivered, we will configure OLA. To do this, click the I have done this, go to the next step button.
On the "Configuration" step, click the Configure button.
Now select the "Private aggregation" option and give your interface a name. Click the Next button when you have confirmed that everything is correct.
On the following tab, check all of the interfaces you wish to aggregate on OLA and then click Next.
Now review the "Configuration overview" step. When you have confirmed that all of the information is correct, click the Create button.
It may take a few minutes for the operation to finish. Once it is done, the next step will be to configure the interfaces in your operating system into a NIC bond or NIC team. To learn how to do this, please check out the following articles for some of the most popular operating systems:
At OVHcloud, we believe in Innovation for Freedom. OLA gives our customers the freedom to use their NICs how they choose. Having read this article, you should be able to configure your server with OLA in the OVHcloud Manager.