[c-nsp] mpls and etherchannel

Aaron aaron1 at gvtc.com
Fri Apr 22 09:39:47 EDT 2016

No. per-packet would be enabled with "per-flow"   , lol


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From: cisco-nsp [mailto:cisco-nsp-bounces at puck.nether.net] On Behalf Of Adam Vitkovsky
Sent: Friday, April 22, 2016 8:22 AM
To: Mark Tinka <mark.tinka at seacom.mu>; Lukas Tribus <luky-37 at hotmail.com>; Mike <mike-cisconsplist at tiedyenetworks.com>; cisco-nsp at puck.nether.net
Subject: Re: [c-nsp] mpls and etherchannel

> Mark Tinka
> Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 9:42 PM
> On 20/Apr/16 20:12, Lukas Tribus wrote:
> > If we would know the platform, we could tell you more, but 
> > generically speaking, ECMP doesn't behave any better or worse than port-channeling.
> Beg to differ on this one.
> We have converted some LACP links to native IP/MPLS to get ECMP 
> because of issues with some of the payload not being equally hashed 
> across the LACP member links.
> >
> > Stop it. Don't do per packet load-balancing. Repeat after me:
> > I won't per packet-load balance.
> We have a practical use-case where per-packet load balancing works 
> better than per-flow load balancing.
> This has worked without issue as the fibre connections are inside the 
> data centre (less than 10m between the devices). This is on a Juniper MX router.
I was meant to ask when you mentioned it for the first time, how can one enable per-packet load-sharing in junos?
I mean the per-flow is enabled with keyword: "per-packet" is there an option "per-packet-for-real" ? :)


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