How to merge two different port on catalyst 4006 as single port?

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Jun 14th, 2008
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Hi everyone,

I have a server computer in my office with two different network cards in it, each card is 1 gigbit and connect to two different ports on cisco catalyst 4006 switch.

How can I merge or channel these two different ports as single port to boost the network speed to 2gb on my computer server? Do I have to run some set of command on switch to make it work?

Please Help.


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n.nandrekar Sat, 06/14/2008 - 23:42
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You can bundle 2 ports logically in 4006 using features like etherchannel / Pagp . But i dont think it will work on the server side. How will you logically bundle 2 NICs on the server to act as 1 port? If you can do that, then it is possible.



thotsaphon Sat, 06/14/2008 - 23:54
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First of all,You need to make teaming on both the interfaces on the server side.Which mode do you want to use? Active-Active or Active-Standby.

Server side :Active-Active - You need to configure the switch side to be a etherchannel/LACP. It can be done by the commands on the cisco 4006.

Server side :Active-Standby - You need nothing to do at the switch side.

Note: Seems PAGP is a proprietary of cisco. Server shouldn't know that. To be bound with mode "on" of "lacp" should be fine. It depends on the server side as well.



jawad.sharaf Sun, 06/15/2008 - 22:16
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Thanks for your reply. I will try etherchannel/LACP and see if its works.



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