We have a Cisco 3548XL switch. Fa0/1 and Fa0/2 are configured with the:
port group 1
This gives me this:
switch#show etherchannel summary Flags: d - default D - down I - in use Group Ports ----- ----- 1 Fa0/1(I) Fa0/2(Id)
The trouble is, I am unsure which bonding driver option to use on the linux box.
The linux box is connected to Fa0/1 and Fa0/2 with eth0 and eth1 respectively. The bond is up with 802.3ad (LACP) selected as the driver option.
I am now of the understanding that the version of IOS on the 3500 series of switches doesn't support LACP.
My questions are:
- Does the 3548 switch use PaGP natively
- Should I use a different bonding method on the linux box such as balance-rr (0)
- If I use a bonding method such as balance-tlb (5) that doesn't require any special switch support on the linux box, should I disable Etherchannel on the switch?
- Shall I just find a switch that supports LACP 802.3ad such as a 2950 with IOS12.1 release 22?
On another note, I tried to configure the new port group on this switch using this command: