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hp port aggregation software

Hello,

We have some back end HP N-class servers connecting to our Catalyst 6509.

Today, they are connected with one interface from the hp box to the 6509 via copper and talking at 100/full. The Unix team would like to use auto port aggregration (apa) to 'bond' two 100/full ports for increased throughput and then redundancy in the event one interface fails.

My question is - do I have to configure anything on the switch to recognize/take advantage of this apa? Will each port have the same mac address associated with each port? will this cause havoc? Any insight would be great.

Thanks,

Matt

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Re: hp port aggregation software

Cisco calls this “port channeling”. It uses port aggregation protocol to negotiate channels, but can be set statically.

http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/473/71.html

Also, on PaGP:

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/lan/cat6000/ios127xe/config/channel.htm#xtocid3

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