Mixing Copper & Fiber ports in an Etherchannel

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Jul 22nd, 2010

Hello,

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

Thanks

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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

I have this problem too.
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Reza Sharifi Thu, 07/22/2010 - 18:31

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

Reza,

Thanks for the quick reaction.

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

anjery1234 Thu, 07/22/2010 - 18:45

Leo,

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

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

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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