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Etherchannel across switches?

Hi All,

Is it possible to have etherchannel across 2 switches? As an example, having a server with 2 ports connect, 1 port to Switch-A and the other to Switch-B and then use those two links on the sepatate switches but to the same server to form an Etherchannel.

The Switch-A and Switch-B are 3560 series

Any thoughts and or comments much appreciated.

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Etherchannel across switches?

Unfortunately not with 3560 switches. The etherchannel cannot be spread across both chassis. To be able to have an etherchannel across 2 chassis you need either -

1) 3750 switch stack

2) 6500 VSS

3) Nexus VPC

with all other switches the restriction is all etherchannel ports must be on the same switch.

Jon

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Etherchannel across switches?

Hi Jon,

Thanks for the confirmation.

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