EtherChannel, Fast EtherChannel, Gigabit EtherChannel are Cisco-proprietary link aggregation. Originally started out on the Kalpana EtherSwitches; then Cisco acquired Kalpana.
IEEE 802.3ad is standards-based link aggregation. The rest of the networking industry saw a good idea, and made it their own. Cisco is supporting this standard now, but is not necessarily making this support retroactive to all Catalyst switches.
My personal experiences trying to mix FEC and 802.3ad showed that they are not compatible. I tried to do FEC between a Catalyst 2924 XL and a 3Com SuperStack II 3900 switch which uses 802.3ad; it did not work. Also had a customer who wanted to do FEC between a Catalyst 3548 XL and a Foundry Networks FastIron 4802 switch, which also uses 802.3ad; we couldn't get it to work there, either.
We are pleased to announce availability of Beta software for 16.6.3.
16.6.3 will be the second rebuild on the 16.6 release train targeted
towards Catalyst 9500/9400/9300/3850/3650 switching platforms. We are
looking for early feedback from customers befor...
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In this session you can learn more about Layer 3 multicast and the best
practices to identify possible threats and take security measures. It
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