etherchannel configuration between cisco and nortel

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Apr 17th, 2009


i am trying to configure etherchannel between cisco 6509 and nortel 8600 switch. but soon after configuring the port channel interfaces are going in error disable state. could anyone send the configuration for creating L2 etherchannel between cisco and nortel switches.

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Correct Answer by echelon360 about 7 years 6 months ago

hello rajeev,

Nortel uses MLT for etherchannel configs.

have a look at page 329 of the attached doc.


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ciscorajeev Sun, 07/19/2009 - 07:05

Description: Multicast problem:

Topology :Remote site->MPLS cloud->switch1 3750->ASA 5510-> LAN switch 3560E

Switch1 inside interface(int vlan) which is connected to ASA is configured with IP PIM passive.

Q: Will my multicast work on LAN and able to receive multicast traffic from remote site?

Pavel Bykov Mon, 07/20/2009 - 04:06

you'll need multicast VPN inside the MPLS cloud. Ask your ISP if they have it - they should.

ciscorajeev Wed, 11/04/2009 - 21:30

Thanks for your comment...

yes they have VPN in cloud, customer says some time multicast work sometime doesn't. Tac has suggested to upgarade the image of LAN switch as the existing image only support IP PIM PASSIVE command on edge switch. But customer says why it works somtime and othertime stops working...


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