etherchannel question

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Mar 31st, 2009

in an enterprise environment. if I am not bundling multiple ports, what are the benefits to do etherchannel? or is it better not to configure etherchannel until needed? thanks.

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Jon Marshall Tue, 03/31/2009 - 22:45


if you are not bundling ports then there are really no benefits to etherchannel as that is all etherchannel is really.

I suppose you could set them up with only one port and then there is less work to do if you need to add another link but to be honest i would personally find this more confusing ie. an etherchannel has been set up but only has one member.


wsitu Tue, 03/31/2009 - 23:01


thanks for your response. I feel the same. there is no need to add overhead and complexity to a config. besides it's pretty easy to create the channel in future demand. However, I have a difficult time convincing one of my co-worker. He kind of make me doubted myself.

Jon Marshall Tue, 03/31/2009 - 23:16


I'm with you on this one :-). It just confuses things in my mind.



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