Etherchannel Issue | Netapps

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Jun 3rd, 2008
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We all know that all the switches comes with port-channel load-balance “src-mac”. We have a netapps and we have made the etherchannel with netapps using 3 gig ports, we checked the documentation, netapps only support port-channel load-balance src-dst-ip.

If we apply “port-channel load-balance src-dst-ip” command to the switch to use with netapps,it will change the mode of all the etherchannel including the trunck etherchannel we have used to give the uplink to this switch.

My question is, if we will use “port-channel load-balance src-dst-ip” in this switch and all the other switches remain using “src-mac”, would there be any issue in our network or would this switch disconnect from network or give any performance issue while using “port-channel load-balance src-dst-ip” in this switch for netapps.

Thanks in advance,


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No problem. Load distribution algorithm may be different on connected switches. Some switches only support src-mac or dst-mac (2900XL, 3500XL, 2950, etc.), some only support src-dst-mac (5500), some come with src-dst-ip by default (such as 6500). Use "sh int counters etherchannel" to choose best load distributhion method for your network.


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