As far as I know, when you configure ether channel (PAGP/LACP) on two ports, they act like one port. but in reality packets are not sent through both ports. Only one of the ports is used until the actual link fails.
I have two switches, each has two SFP ports, I want to connect two switches each other.
how can I make ether channel always use both ports when sending/transmitting packets? I remember it is possible.
Your understanding is incorrect , both channels are used . It depends on the address whether its the IP or mac address on which port in the channel it uses . For a given conversation between end points it will use the same port in the channel , but traffic as a whole doesn indeed get load balanced across both lines in the channel.
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