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Gigabit EtherChannel between 6509 and Intel Pro/1000 MTx

I am trying to configure gigabit etherchannel to connect our backup server with a 6509. The Intel Pro/1000 MT nic in the server has two gigabit ports and supports teaming using LACP. I have configured two gig ports on the 6509 as layer 2 etherchannel ports ( channel-group 2 mode active ). The switch ports always show up as disabled. I can't seem find any documentaion on connecting server to switch using etherchannel ( although the Intel Pro MT nic documentaion does mention it ). Does anyone have experience doing this ?

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Re: Gigabit EtherChannel between 6509 and Intel Pro/1000 MTx

We always just use load balancing on the Intel NICs and do nothing with the switch but make sure that the ports are in the correct vlan.

We have been using this for over 3 years flawlessly.

Our switches are a Cat4006 and Cat4506.