Bonding GigabitEthernet

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Nov 2nd, 2011
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On our 6504 - 12.2(33)SXH, we currently have a single connection to our ISP (GI1/1) and want to add another connection (GI1/2)  Is there a way to bond the two connections to form a single connection (a single pipe) to double the throughput?

Correct Answer by Reza Sharifi about 5 years 9 months ago

Yes, you can use Etherchanel to bundle multiple links together.

have a look at this doc for examples:


http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/switches/lan/catalyst6500/ios/12.2SXF/native/configuration/guide/channel.html



HTH

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Joseph W. Doherty Wed, 11/02/2011 - 17:28
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Just be aware, when you use Etherchannel you increase your aggregate bandwidth but its behavior is not the same as a single pipe.  For instance, one flow across the Etherchannel will only use one link.  Two flows might, or might not, use both links of a dual Etherchannel.

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