this isnt... exactly what im talking about. we get our bandwidth from upstream via the ethernet over sonet. i have no control over the upstream providers ethernet side. the first port on teh ce-1000-4 card is our connection to the internet. i was wanting to make an ad link out of it, much like if it where a switch.
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Is it possible to do 802.3ad on a ce-1000-4 card in a cisco 15454? I have scoured the online information, and i can only find information on how to set up etherchannel or portchannel on catalyst switches and cisco routers. as it is, our entire network from the first piece of equipment past the 15454 and out is all redundant using either vrrp, 802.3ad or some other redundancy (possibly vendor specific). the only point of failure is this card in the cisco. I have messed about alittle in the java interface for the 15454 and i admit im not super familiar with it... but it didnt stick out. a bit more information, we recently upgraded from a 15454 that supported up to oc-3 to the 10G support model, and with this upgrade came the newest software to that date (about 8 months ago). the port on the ce-1000-4 card is connected to my switch network, and interally using gfp (generic framing protocol) for ethernet over sonet to an oc12 card (i believe mrc) where we have hot standby oc-12 for redundancy. at any rate, this is something i have been fighting with, and slightly worried about for several months, and cannot find the answer. the fight is that the ad links are not only for fault tolerance, but for scalability. we arent in immediate need of more than 1gig aggregate throughput.... but the office is constantly mutating as we add equipment and aquire companies. the ad links make me able to physically move equipment without downtime... locally, but i still have full "internet" downtime when i make the final move off the equipment. thanks in advance for any help/answers you are able to provide. eli
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