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2 Procurves Port trunking

Darren Etheridge_2
Super Advisor

2 Procurves Port trunking

I have a procurve 5308xl and a 5406zl switch that I have 4 ports trunked together (no LACP).
THe question I have is, is traffic load balanced across these trunked ports ? if not, how can I get load balancing between 2 procurve switches?

Thank you!
1 REPLY
Mohammed Faiz
Honored Contributor

Re: 2 Procurves Port trunking

Yes, they are load balancing, just not with much intelligence. The load balancing is based upon source-address and destination-address pairs.
Check the manual page "Outbound Traffic Distribution Across
Trunked Links" here for a full description:

http://cdn.procurve.com/training/Manuals/3500-5400-6200-6600-8200-MCG-Mar10-12-PortTrunk.pdf