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ats1
Frequent Advisor

lan aggregation

I have a network card with two ports (lan0 and lan1). how I can configure the aggregation between the lan0 and lan1?
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Matti_Kurkela
Honored Contributor

Re: lan aggregation

You'll need APA (Auto Port Aggregation). In the latest releases of 11.31 it's built-in, but in older versions it's an optional, separately-licensed component.

On HP-UX 11.31, these commands would create lan900 as a simple active/passive (=failover) aggregate, composed of lan0 and lan1. The first command defines the aggregate, the second saves the settings to make them persistent.

nwmgr -a -S apa -c lan900 -A links=0,1 -A mode=LAN_MONITOR

nwmgr -s -S apa -A all --from cu --sa

If you want active/active (load-balancing) aggregation, you should choose either FEC_AUTO or LACP_AUTO mode instead of LAN_MONITOR, depending on what your network switch supports and is configured to allow.

FEC_AUTO = Fast EtherChannel = Cisco PAgP, Cisco's proprietary link aggregation method.

LACP_AUTO = the vendor-neutral IEEE 802.3ad standard method for link aggregation.

For more information on 11.31, see "man nwmgr" and "man nwmgr_apa". You can also use SMH to configure link aggregations.

For more information on all supported HP-UX versions, find APA Administrator's Guide on docs.hp.com.

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Horia Chirculescu
Honored Contributor

Re: lan aggregation

Bijeesh
Respected Contributor

Re: lan aggregation

Hi,
For HPUX 11.31, APA is free and can be downloaded from

https://h20392.www2.hp.com/portal/swdepot/displayProductInfo.do?productNumber=HPUX-APA

But for previous OS versions like 11v1,11v2
you need to purchase it.The link is given.

https://h20392.www2.hp.com/portal/swdepot/displayProductInfo.do?productNumber=J4240AA
ats1
Frequent Advisor

Re: lan aggregation

i know that i can make an aggregation between two physical network card. i know it's possible. but actually i have only one network card with two ports. so is it possible to make an aggregation between the two ports(of the same card)?
Horia Chirculescu
Honored Contributor

Re: lan aggregation

Even if you have "one network card with two ports" as you said, actually there are 2 network chipsets in the same PCB.

One example is HP Gigabite Dual Network Card, p/n: NC7170

Best regards,
Horia.
Best regards from Romania,
Horia.
ats1
Frequent Advisor

Re: lan aggregation

so it's possible to do it with the two ports of the same card.?
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: lan aggregation

Why not, but keep in mind this is less redundant.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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