I have two linux servers with two NICs each and two unmanaged switches. This is my preferred design:
Server A - eth0 -> Switch 1 Server A - eth1 -> Switch 2 Server B - eth0 -> Switch 1 Server B - eth1 -> Switch 2
Because I want clustering and high availability, I need to understand that if I use active-backup mode of bonding/teaming and Server-A eth0 goes down, will I still be able to communicate with my second server?
I believe that Server-A eth1 (which is on Switch 2) will assume an active role when eth0 (on Switch 1) goes down, but how it will communicate with Server-B which has eth0 in active mode and eth1 in backup?
Do I need any special approach like some kind of link aggregation b/w two switches?