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Port Channel question

I have a 2960 stack with 2 WS-C2960S-48FPD-L distribution switches running c2960s-universalk9-mz.150-2.SE2.bin.

I then have three stand alone 2960S-48 access switches running the same code.

I will have two ten Gig uplinks in a port-channel back to a 6500. I have this config. however 

I would like to have port-channel between each of the distribution switches in the stack and each of the stand alone access switches.

So as an example:

distribution switches port 1/0/48 and 2/0/48 in port channel 1

access switches 1/0/51 and 1/0/52 in channel-group 1 active

I am looking at doing this for aggregation as well as redundency.

Does this sound practical?

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Port Channel question

Mike,

YES,

Etherchannels (Port Channels) are by nature aggregators.

So basically  you are getting double bandwidth as a channel.

If you run them without channelling then 1 link will be

blocked by spannining tree resulting in redundancy  like active/standby

Regards,
Alex.
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Regards, Alex. Please rate useful posts.
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Green

Port Channel question

Mike,

YES,

Etherchannels (Port Channels) are by nature aggregators.

So basically  you are getting double bandwidth as a channel.

If you run them without channelling then 1 link will be

blocked by spannining tree resulting in redundancy  like active/standby

Regards,
Alex.
Please rate useful posts.

Regards, Alex. Please rate useful posts.
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