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IEEE 802.3AD Dynamic and Static Switch Configuration for Different Team Modes

There have been differences in implementations of the IEEE 802.3AD specification.

IEEE 802.3AD static: This implementation can be compared to Cisco FEC-capable and GEC capable switches that attain link aggregation through the PAgP protocol. If your switch has this implementation, use the SLA(Static Link Aggregation) team mode. To configure your switch using a CatOS(Hybrid mode/Set based:

  1. Set channelprotocol PAgP. 
  2. Set portchannel<mod/port> mode on ( mode is set to on because the channel is NOT negotiated between the team and the switch)

IEE 802.3AD dynamic: Link aggregation is attained through the complete implementation of the IEEE 802.3AD  standard and uses the LACP protocol. To configure your switch:

  1. Set channelprotocol LACP ( The channels are negotiated between the switch and the team.)
  2. Set port-lacp channel <mod/port> <admin key> (The admin key is any number the user would like to use to identify the channel.)
  3. Set port-lacp channel <mod/port> mode active

Note: In step 3 set the channel mode to "on". ( Any configuration mismatches will be shown (port speed/duplex mismatches, jumbo frame mismatches, spanning tree mismatches etc.) Configuration mismatches need to be fixed before the channel will setup correctly. Once the configuration mismatches are fixed, use the command in step 3 to configure the dynamic channel.

Note PCI-Express*-based Intel 10 Gigabit server adapters support Static Link Aggregation (SLA) teams with each other. You cannot mix these adapters in a team with Intel PRO/10GbE server adapters.
Note Intel PRO/10GbE Server Adapters (PCI-X based) do not support static or dynamic link aggregation teams.

Additional information
Teaming Overview
Teaming User Guide

This applies to:

Intel® 10 Gigabit AF DA Dual Port Server Adapter
Intel® 10 Gigabit AT Server Adapter
Intel® 10 Gigabit CX4 Dual Port Server Adapter
Intel® 10 Gigabit XF LR Server Adapter
Intel® 10 Gigabit XF SR Dual Port Server Adapter
Intel® 10 Gigabit XF SR Server Adapter
Intel® Gigabit ET Dual Port Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/100 M Desktop Adapter
Intel® PRO/100 S Desktop Adapter
Intel® PRO/100 S Management Adapter
Intel® PRO/100 VE Desktop Adapter
Intel® PRO/100 VM Network Connection
Intel® PRO/100+ Adapter
Intel® PRO/100+ Management Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 CT Network Connection
Intel® PRO/1000 F Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 Gigabit Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 GT Desktop Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 GT Quad Port Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 MT Desktop Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 PF Dual Port Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 PF Quad Port Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 PF Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 PT Dual Port Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 PT Quad Port Low Profile Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 PT Quad Port Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 PT Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 T Desktop Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 T Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 XF Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 XT Low Profile Server Adapter
Intel® PRO/1000 XT Server Adapter

Solution ID: CS-020140
Last Modified: 03-Dec-2014
Date Created: 04-Jan-2005
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