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I'm just about to configure a DELL PowerEdge T410 server with 2 network cards. I'm trying to decide for a network switch and I'll need to configure the server for link aggregation later. I read the Wikipedia article and it mentions IEEE 802.3ad and IEEE 802.1AX standards. However I have some difficulty in understanding whether a cheap switch conforms to these standards, e.g. D-Link DGS-2205 5-Port 10/100/1000 Desktop Switch. What kind of expression should I check in the descriptions of switches when I'm looking for a switch so that I won't have issues in terms of ethernet bonding later?

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Only one of seven "interface bonding modes" read here need that specific switch support.

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