I was wondering about zimbra and ethernet bonding using ifenslave on an Ubuntu server. Can anybody point me in the right direction? Is it a better idea not to bond the interfaces? Are there any catastrophic consequences? Would it increase the load and cause issues with mail delivery? I have had a quick search about and seen that there are a few references to bonding but can't see a discussion on the upsides and downsides of using bonding.

Ajcody-Notes-ServerPlanning - Zimbra :: Wiki

From what I understand of ethernet bonding, which is dependent on the bond mode chosen, you get a gain by having multiple 10/100 or 10/100/1000 adapters for traffic to be routed through

Ubuntu bonding documentation

Thanks in advance