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etherchannel

Hi all

Can anyone tell me what etherchannle is and why we would use it.

thanks guys

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Re: etherchannel

Hi

Its very much similar to L3 Multilink bundle but here its done with L2 links.

Bundling 2 or more L2 links and forming a port channel or etherchannel to have the resultant bandwidth of both the L2 links.

you got to have 2 protocols like LACP and PAGP which u can configure up under this port channel.

with port channel or etherchannel in place u will have reduandcy backed up with the links as well as load balacing taken care by that.

In recent times i get to know about configuring L3 etherchannels too which i have seen in Cat6k boxes..

for more on tht do refer these links..

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk389/tk213/tsd_technology_support_protocol_home.html

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk389/tk213/technologies_tech_note09186a0080094714.shtml

regds

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Re: etherchannel

Hi there,

Etherchannel is the bundling of several ethernet-connections into a single connection. It is used to increase the available bandwidth between two devices.

For a company with two 10/100 switches and no gigabit, it's a cheap and quick solution to increase it's bandwidth between these devices.. just bundle more links and achieve the bandwidth you want (within the limits of the switches and technology).

Check this link for more information:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk389/tk213/tsd_technology_support_protocol_home.html

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Re: etherchannel

can you please give me a quick example for doing this on my cisco 2950 switches ?

thanks a million

Carlos

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