Mixing Copper & Fiber ports in an Etherchannel

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Jul 22nd, 2010
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Hello,


Wondering whether it is possible to have copper and fiber as part of the same port-channel group?


Thanks


PO1


RP01                           RP02

int 1: fiber--------------------int 1: fiber              

int 2: fiber--------------------int 2: fiber

int 3: copper----------------int 3: copper

int 4: copper----------------int 4: copper

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Reza Sharifi Thu, 07/22/2010 - 18:31
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Hello,


Yes, you can mix copper and fiber ports together, as long as they are all in the same speed and duplex.


HTH

Reza

anjery1234 Thu, 07/22/2010 - 18:35
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Reza,

Thanks for the quick reaction.

Do you have a link that I can use in my presentation to support that?

Leo Laohoo Thu, 07/22/2010 - 18:38
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anjery1234 Thu, 07/22/2010 - 18:45
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Leo,


I guess as long as my copper ports are gig, I should be fine!!!

Reza Sharifi Thu, 07/22/2010 - 19:34
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Yes, it is fine. Copper of fiber same speed works fine.

Leo Laohoo Thu, 07/22/2010 - 20:31
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They need to be of the same color too. 

thinakraj Fri, 07/23/2010 - 00:10
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Hi

EtherChannel technology is not dependent on any  type of media—it can be used with Ethernet running on existing  unshielded twisted pair (UTP) wiring, or single-mode and multimode  fiber.

the logical duplex and seep is to be identical in the channel.


http://www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk389/tk213/technologies_white_paper09186a0080092944.shtml#wp39673

https://learningnetwork.cisco.com/message/70930


Regards,

Thinakaraj.M

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