If you connect two switches, then etherchannel is the only way to keep all links utilised, else STP will put all but one link into blocking state.
On the other hand, connecting two routers or a router to a switch both etherchannel and routing-based load balancing will perform virtually equal since both can use SRC-DST IP addresses pairs to decide which link to use. New CEF load balancing algorithm can in some situations be better as, according to Cisco, it's more robust against global synchronisation where.
So, if you connect switches - use etherchannel, if you connect routers - use CEF load-balancing.
We have 3 identical switches configured by someone else and would like to claim some of the Gigabit ports(G1/G2/G3/G4) for use on servers. When we try to change the wiring and configuration, we run in to connectivity issues. Attached is a des...
This is actually a pretty cool feature, i didn't even know it existed until I was looking for a solution to advertise a subnet (prefix in BGP talk), only if a certain condition existed. This is exactly what conditional advertisements does
j ai une question j ai achete un routeur cisco 887VA-k9 , je le configuré avec la configuration ci- dessous
si je le lier avec mon pc portable sur l un de ses ports directement ça marche toute est bien ( la connexion internet + m...