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Distributed Trunking only for 2 Switches?

Schmidi76
Occasional Advisor

Distributed Trunking only for 2 Switches?

Hi,
I have some 5406 and a few 5412 switches here. Since firmware 14.xx the 5400 series supports distributed trunkung. What adavantage does dt brings agains normal lacp trunk? I found out that when a server supports LACP and NIC teaming you can use, for example, both network cards with full speed.
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Michael_Breuer
Esteemed Contributor

Re: Distributed Trunking only for 2 Switches?

Hello,

the advantage of dt-lacp is that you can terminate your trunk on two different chassis. So you have increased availability rather than normal LACP terminating on a single chassis.
But this feature is only supported if the trunking device (the other end of the trunk) is a server. A switch to switch connection is not a supported setup (see manual).

Cheers,

Michael
www.ingentive.net
Ingentive Networks GmbH
Yan Henrichon
Frequent Advisor

Re: Distributed Trunking only for 2 Switches?

Hi,

Also, be advised that you have to chose between DT-LACP or Routing on the switch. These two functions are not compatible and cannot be configured at the same time on the same switch.

Yan.
J.Ruppert
Occasional Visitor

Re: Distributed Trunking only for 2 Switches?

Hello,
is there a chance that hp resolve this limitation between routing and dt-lacp ?

Jörg
geissler_1
Occasional Visitor

Re: Distributed Trunking only for 2 Switches?

wich kind of routing is affected?
any kind? vrrp, inter-vlan or just rip or ospf??

regards

chris