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May 5th, 2009
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Hi all, when talking about LACP, i believe this is a dynamic protocol, if I put say 4 ports in active state, its this as good as forcing them to multlink, like a fixed etherchannel config? so if I do show etherchannel summary, they will all show as up? or will they have to still negotiate with the other side ?

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glen.grant Tue, 05/05/2009 - 07:42
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LACP is a negotiated etherchannel. If it negotiates correctly all ports will show as up in the port channel.

carl_townshend Wed, 05/06/2009 - 00:53
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So what will happen if I put them in active mode ? is this not fixing the grou at one end? or do they stll need to receive a pdu from the other side to become part of the lacp group ?

glen.grant Wed, 05/06/2009 - 09:35
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Active means it will use LACP as the bundling protocol . You can either have active on both ends or active on one end and passive on the other .

to hardcode the channel it would be channel-group X mode on

carl_townshend Tue, 05/12/2009 - 02:48
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Hi there

so, when we hardcode it, will the ports show up as always active even if not negoiated? like a fixed etherchnnel ?


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