How many ports can be bundled in an EtherChannel?

An EtherChannel can be created from between two and eight active Fast, Gigabit or 10-Gigabit Ethernet ports, with an additional one to eight inactive (failover) ports which become active as the other active ports fail.

How many links can be in an EtherChannel?

EtherChannel is a port link aggregation technology in which multiple physical port links are grouped into one logical link. It is used to provide high speed links and redundancy. Maximum of 8 links can be aggregated to form a single logical link.

How many ports can LACP bundle?

16 ports
LACP allows Cisco switches to manage Ethernet channels between switches that conform the 802.3ad protocol. You can configure maximum 16 ports to form a channel depending on IOS version and platform. Eight of the ports are in active mode and the other eight are in hot-standby mode.

What is cross stack EtherChannel?

The EtherChannel on multiple switches in the Cisco Catalyst 3750 stack is called cross-stack EtherChannel. If a link within an EtherChannel fails, traffic previously carried over that failed link changes to the remaining links. within the EtherChannel.

Which EtherChannel flag indicates that the port is bundled in the EtherChannel bundle?

The negotiation protocol in use is LACP, and the ports bundled (notice the P flag) are Ethernet 1/1 and Ethernet 1/2.

Does LACP double bandwidth?

A: LACP/Port channel allows multiple ports to be bundled between the controller and the uplink switch. However, the maximum throughput between any two devices behind each end of the port channel will not exceed the link speed of the physical port in the path.

How does Etherchannel increase bandwidth?

EtherChannel allows you to achieve greater speed by bundling Fast Ethernet or Gigabit Ethernet links, which makes a switch or router use the merged ports as a single port. This gives you the most bang for your buck from your port cost.

What is difference between port channel and Etherchannel?

Term “Port-channel” is the name of this virtual interface in cisco IOS platforms. Once we have configured an Etherchannel we make all you changes on the Port Channel interface and these will be automatically applied to all the individual interfaces within the Etherchannel.