Other linux bonding modes are available if LACP is not supported by the switch. Enter the same configuration in the port channel interface configuration mode without the channel-group and the channel-protocol commands:. Support Us Support this blog by purchasing one of my ebooks. The channel group number can be any number from but in order to keep a consistent naming convention a group number that matches the port assigned is used. Mail will not be published required. There are some redundancy modes as well which will not increase speed but just increase redundancy. But does anyone know what’s wrong here?

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There are a few basic things that you should know about EtherChannel: April 24th, at 9: You would simply assign the appropriate IP addresses to the bond interface.

Hi, Very nice article i sent it to my students… thanks. For more information, see interfaces 5. In Linux this is called bonding, in switches its commonly referred to as a port channel. Write the same information studyhat.

Vty-0 show run building running-config, please wait You can assign multiple IP addresses using interface aliases which would look something like this:. How digital farming is revolutionizing the future of food.


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Verify that you will still be able to login to the machine using the same IP or Hostname. I have 2 dell servers with double 10 ports in bonding connected to nexus 6k in lacp and on nexus port etherchnanel now when i etherchannek taking a iperf connection from server to server it is showing nearly Gb bandwidth.

How to Setup Linux Etherchannel Bonding for Network Interface HA

Our Online Store name is Zobello. The G Cisco switches support up to 48 ether-channels of up to 8 ports per channel. By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies. Verify the bonding interface is up and the ip is configured properly.

If you still do not see the link then the interface is not connected to the switch.

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Fault-tolerance is another key aspect of EtherChannel. Retrieved from ” https: Click to cancel reply. You can verify the status of the active interface in the below file.

This makes the EtherChannel transparent to network applications and users because they only see the one logical connection; they have no knowledge of the individual links. This assumes there is a traffic mixture, as those speeds do not apply to a single application only.


I have a question. EtherChannel is a port link aggregation technology or port-channel architecture used primarily on Cisco switches. Any help would be great.

In the following example, I have used active-backup mode for bonding which means only the active interfaces handles the communication traffic and failure in which the backup interface start to work.


My Profile Log Out. It was really informative. To learn more about EtherChannel, please see the official Cisco documentation: Just figure out which ports you want to use for your bond and enable LACP on them. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It can be used at all levels of the network boding create higher bandwidth links as the traffic needs of the network increase. Happy 6th Birthday to The Geek Stuff. Both technologies are capable of automatically configuring this logical link.