Would there be any reason why I shouldn't set up a port-channel and add only 1 interface and physically only connect 1 and not the second? That way when I do want to etherchannel the second interface all I have to do is add the interface to the port-channel.
I would make sure I did a proper design for this, you may want to make sure the speed the duplex, tha native vlans and all the conditions required by port-channeling are met. If the link becomes production and later on you will want to change something so it can work with a new port you want to add that is going to be difficult
This document gives several answers on frequently asked questions for PFRv3 channel state behavior.
Q1: What are all the channel operational states from a BR (border role) perspective and what are the rules/conditions to be in each st...
The need was to reach an host inside a LAN through a VPN connection managed by the LAN gateway (Cisco 1921).
The LAN gateway performs NAT and there was a dedicate nat rule for the host i wanted to reach through VPN.
I couldn't connect to the hos...