I'm trying to get a Catalyst Express 520G switch to form a team with a server but no traffic is flowing.
If the two ports connecting to the server are set as switch ports you can set up the etherchannel and it shows as up on both ends but I can't get traffic to go over the link.
The server is a OSX 10.6 box so is using LACP bonding and it happily sees the link as up but you can not ping the server. We have similar set ups on 3560 switches which work OK so I'm not sure if it is a limitation of the CE500s or I have the wrong smartport or other setting. Though from the docs the only smartport that can make an etherchannel is the switch one. Any chance of getting a server team role?
Hello Nick, I hope you are well.
Hearing that this works with the 3560 is very encouraging ... however I am not sure of where the problem is just yet. Do you also have the configs from the 3560 in case we need to compare? I would be interested to see if the 3560 is configured for access mode and not trunking mode.
Any chance you can attach the config of the CE500 to the case?
Etherchannel requires both sides to be configured the same ... however without knowing how you have things configured it is not clear where the disconnect is.
Here is the documentation, however it is not exactly as you are doing. None-the-less, here it is:
I would not configure the smart port to be switch mode unless the server is also configured for inter-switch operation (trunking mode). Both sides have to match ... Have you tried to statically set this up?
If you would be so kind to add some more details, I will endeaver to assist more. Have a good night,
Andrew Lee Lissitz