[c-nsp] Etherchannels and member port load

Tim Stevenson tstevens at cisco.com
Wed Feb 8 17:32:57 EST 2006

Load in sh etherchannel detail does not represent the actual current 
load on the interfaces, it represents the division of the hash 
buckets across the member ports and is static once the channel is 
configured (and membership is stable). It is a bit odd that it is 00 
in your case though, it should look something like:

Index   Load   Port     EC state        No of bits
   0     55     Gi3/1    On    4
   1     AA     Gi3/2    On    4

In binary you can see that the buckets are divided evenly between the 
two ports.



At 01:46 PM 2/8/2006, Rasmus Hansen submitted:
>According to the documentation, the 'Load' field from 'show
>ether-channel' should display what the loads on the individual
>interfaces of a port channel are. However:
>Index   Load   Port     EC state        No of bits
>   0     00     Fa2/48   Desirable-NonSl    0
>   1     00     Fa2/47   Desirable-NonSl    0
>#sh int fa2/47 | inc oad
>      reliability 255/255, txload 17/255, rxload 5/255
>#sh int fa2/48 | inc oad
>      reliability 255/255, txload 6/255, rxload 2/255
>Anyone know if this is supposed to be happening? I'm trying to figure
>out if I need to change the balancing algo we are using, but this
>isn't helping.. :)
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