Giga Etherchannel

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Mar 3rd, 2008

Hi to all,

I would like to know if the FIBER & UTP (Catalyst 3560 Fiber SFP & 1000Base-T SFP) connection can be configured as GIGA ETHERCHANNEL?

Hope you could help me on this!!!

Regards,

Raymond

I have this problem too.
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massimiliano.se... Mon, 03/03/2008 - 22:46

Hi,

The ports must be of the same type.

"Configure a PAgP EtherChannel with up to eight Ethernet ports of the same type"

"Configure a LACP EtherChannel with up to 16 Ethernet ports of the same type."

Reference: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/switches/lan/catalyst3560/software/release/12.1_19_ea1/configuration/guide/swethchl.html#wp1116631

I hope this helps.

Best regards.

Massimiliano.

aijaz802 Mon, 03/03/2008 - 23:08

Hi,

As far as I know you can create a ether channel as long as the physical ports are having identical speed/duplex settings, irrespective of the physical media. you can bundle gigabit ethernet port from Fiber SFP and gigabit port from 1000base-t-sfp to form an ether channel.

I hope this helps...pls rate if it helps..

BR

*aijaz*

mon_samonte Mon, 03/03/2008 - 23:50

Hi aijaz,

You mean to say that it is posible to create an Gigabit Etherchannel even the media type (Fiber & UTP) is not similar???

Thanks for the help guys...

Regards,

Raymond

Jon Marshall Tue, 03/04/2008 - 00:26

Hi Raymond

Yes you can do this. As long as the speed/duplex of the ports is the same you should be fine.

Jon

mon_samonte Tue, 03/04/2008 - 00:52

Thanks for your reply Sir jon.marshall.

I Haven't tried it yet but I will update you if it will work.

Thanks again to all who attend to my question.

Best Regards,

Raymond

albert_coll Fri, 09/12/2008 - 01:52

The document "System Requirements to Implement EtherChannel on Catalyst Switches", states that in Catalyst 6500/6000 Series Switches that Run Cisco IOS Software, the Ethernet interfaces that participate in an EtherChannel can include both the copper and fiber-optic ports.

Reference: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/partner/tech/tk389/tk213/technologies_tech_note09186a0080094646.shtml#topic2

Be aware that this feature seems to be specific for platforms Cat6500 running IOS.

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