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Mixing Copper & Fiber ports in an Etherchannel

Hello,

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

Thanks

PO1

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

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VIP Super Bronze

Re: Mixing Copper & Fiber ports in an Etherchannel

Hello,

Yes, you can mix copper and fiber ports together, as long as they are all in the same speed and duplex.

HTH

Reza

New Member

Re: Mixing Copper & Fiber ports in an Etherchannel

Reza,

Thanks for the quick reaction.

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

Hall of Fame Super Gold

Re: Mixing Copper & Fiber ports in an Etherchannel

New Member

Re: Mixing Copper & Fiber ports in an Etherchannel

Leo,

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

VIP Super Bronze

Re: Mixing Copper & Fiber ports in an Etherchannel

Yes, it is fine. Copper of fiber same speed works fine.

Hall of Fame Super Gold

Re: Mixing Copper & Fiber ports in an Etherchannel

They need to be of the same color too. 

New Member

Re: Mixing Copper & Fiber ports in an Etherchannel

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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