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EtherChannel configuration between Copper interface and fiber Interface

Hi,

Need to check if Giga Etherchannel can be configured between Copper 10/100/1000BaseT and SFP 1000BaseT between two blades on a Cat 6506 with either Sup 720 or Sup32.

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Re: EtherChannel configuration between Copper interface and fibe

I heard from one of my colleague that he has tested in a lab environment(Cat6509E-sup720) bundling the copper and fiber gig ports in the same etherchannel group.

But if you ask Cisco directly they say NO

Re: EtherChannel configuration between Copper interface and fibe

Hi

According to cisco the speed and duplex settings on the links should be same for the etherchannel configurations.

So it shouldn't be a problem eventhough the links are from different media as far as the above equation holds true.

The best way would be to simulate this in a LAB and test

Narayan

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Re: EtherChannel configuration between Copper interface and fibe

Thanks.

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Re: EtherChannel configuration between Copper interface and fibe

I have configured etherchannel between two 3560G 48 port switches. Using a combination of 2 sx fiber and 2 1000tx copper interfaces. The resulting layer 2 channel supported upto 4gb. The notes from the cisco site indicate the following:

Configure all LAN ports in an EtherChannel to operate at the same speed and in the same duplex mode.

The following link refers to etherchannel for 6500 series switches:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/customer/products/hw/switches/ps708/products_configuration_guide_chapter09186a008007e6d3.html

This link refers to etherchannel for the 3560 series:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/customer/products/hw/switches/ps5023/products_configuration_guide_chapter09186a00801cdea1.html

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Re: EtherChannel configuration between Copper interface and fibe

Thanks.

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