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Port Channel

Can anybody tell me what is a Port channel and wht is it practically used for?

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Re: Port Channel

Portchanneling is a mechanism to bundle the physical ports to create a logical link to get redundant path, load-balncing accross all these ports.

Please see the link below for more info:

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/lan/cat3560/12235se/scg1/swethchl.htm

HTH,please rate if it does.

-amit singh

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Re: Port Channel

Hi

A port channel is a logical interface that is used in etherchannel configuration. Basically you take a number of indivudal ports and group them together to act as one large connection eg.

gi0/1, gi0/2, gi0/3, gi0/4 -0 4 separate ports each capable of a 1Gb. You group them together and the logical interface for these 4 ports becomes the port channel. You can apply config to the port channel interface and it gets replicated to each of the gigbit interfaces.

HTH

Jon

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