[nsp] EtherChannel

Nipper, Arnold arnold at nipper.de
Thu Nov 27 07:49:17 EST 2003


we do it between two Catalyst 6509 running CatOS and it works like a
charm. But be aware that it is only useful (imho) when the number of
links in your channel is 2^n, n=0,1,2,3 (see also


On Thursday, November 27, 2003 1:32 PM, Olav Langeland
<Olav.Langeland at activeisp.com> wrote:
> It will soon be necessary to upgrade our border routers to more than
> on the inside interfaces, gigabit fiber is one option but
EtherChannel seems
> to a "cheap middle way" in terms of budget. To begin with it will
only be
> necessary to channel 2 FE ports and the hardware is 7513 routers and
> (probably) Cat3524 switches. I understand that EtherChannel is not
> bundling, but that you atleast achieve load balancing and redundancy
in the
> link. Does anyone have experience with it in similar setup?

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