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APA "split trunking"

Samuel Scott
Frequent Advisor

APA "split trunking"


Can someone point me to documentation on how to set up the configuration files for a split trunking configuration in APA? The only document I've seen focuses on setting up the switches and only gives a few lanadmin commands to set up HP-UX. (http://bizsupport2.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c02037960/c02037960.pdf )
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Matti_Kurkela
Honored Contributor

Re: APA "split trunking"

As far as I understand, "split trunking" is a way to make two (or perhaps more) switches essentially work as one big switch, as regards to the IEEE 802.3ad link aggregation.

As a result, the APA configuration on the server side should not be fundamentally any different from the case of a regular link aggregate configuration with one switch only.

MK
MK
Samuel Scott
Frequent Advisor

Re: APA "split trunking"

You're correct Matti.

My confusion is this. I created an aggregate of 4 NICs called lan900. Everthing seems to be working, but two aggregates were created, lan900 and lan901. I never created lan901. The NICs are each going to the correct switch and seems to be working ok.

ServerA:[/etc/rc.config.d] lanadmin -x -v 900
Link Aggregate PPA # : 900
Number of Ports : 2
Ports PPA : 4 2
Link Aggregation State : LINKAGG AUTO
Group Capability : 900
Load Balance Mode : MAC Address based (LB_MAC)

ServerA:[/etc/rc.config.d] lanadmin -x -v 901
Link Aggregate PPA # : 901
Number of Ports : 2
Ports PPA : 5 3
Link Aggregation State : LINKAGG AUTO
Group Capability : 900
Load Balance Mode : MAC Address based (LB_MAC)