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EtherChannel allows an administrator to group multiple ports together on a switch to increase port efficiency and offer higher bandwith. Since there is demand for more and more bandwidth, EtherChannels can provide bandwidth aggregation of up to 800 Mbps. This procedure explains how to configure EtherChannel Management settings on the ESW500 Series Switches.
• ESW500 Series Switches
This process guides the user on how to edit the EtherChannel settings.
Step 1. Log in to the web configuration utility and choose VLAN & Port Settings > Port Management > EtherChannel Management. The EtherChannel Management page opens:
Step 2. Click the Edit radio button that corresponds to the EtherChannel you wish to edit. The Edit EtherChannel Management window appears:
Step 3 (Optional) From the EtherChannel drop-down list, choose the desired EtherChannel number.
Step 4. In the EtherChannel Name field, enter a user defined name for the EtherChannel.
Step 5. Check the LACP check box to enable the group to use Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP), which allows an LACP EtherChannel group to work with other LACP EtherChannel groups on other devices.
Step 6. Click the port in the Port List menu. This selects the port to add in the EtherChannel group.
Step. Click the >> button. The port is now added to the EtherChannel group. To remove a port from the EtherChannel group, click the port in the EtherChannel Members menu, and click the << button.
Step 6. Click Apply. The switch is updated and the EtherChannel page opens:
Note: If the user wishes to save the configuration between reboots, click the Save Configuration option on the top right hand corner.