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What does PAGP non-silent keyword do?

According to cisco doc., if we do not specify non-silent with the auto or desirable mode for PAGP, silent mode is assumed. But the next statement says that silent mode is used when the switch is connected to a device that is not PAGP-capable and seldom, if ever, sends packets. And then it goes on to mention that silent mode is used with file servers or packet analyzers. Can anyone explain why we would use PAGP at all if the end device is not PAGP-capable?

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Re: What does PAGP non-silent keyword do?

There are some non-cisco NICs that do support the PaGP proprietary protocol. KW's "silent" and "non-silent" are used with desirable mode. If the NIC supports etherchannel and not PaGP, use mode ON. This will prevent the switch from sending PaGP to negotiate the bundle.

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Re: What does PAGP non-silent keyword do?

There are some non-cisco NICs that do support the PaGP proprietary protocol. KW's "silent" and "non-silent" are used with desirable mode. If the NIC supports etherchannel and not PaGP, use mode ON. This will prevent the switch from sending PaGP to negotiate the bundle.

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Re: What does PAGP non-silent keyword do?

Thanks for the response! Thanks for the explanation, it make sense now.

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