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AP 635 - Do we etherchannel?

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  • 1.  AP 635 - Do we etherchannel?

    Posted Feb 09, 2023 11:38 AM

    Hi all - with the 600 series APs we're looking to utilise both ethernet ports. Are there any thoughts about etherchannel connections etc?

  • 2.  RE: AP 635 - Do we etherchannel?

    Posted Feb 09, 2023 12:23 PM

    First, we don't use Etherchannel but rather create the LAG using LACP or you can utilize the active/standby functionality.

    In general the effort for provisioning the LAGs doesn't provide enough benefit to be worthwhile, and active/standby will meet the usual redundancy requirements while also not requiring a single logical switch.

    Carson Hulcher, ACEX#110

  • 3.  RE: AP 635 - Do we etherchannel?

    Posted Mar 02, 2023 12:15 PM


    There will be no performance impact for clients.

    (There is no need for LAG in any Aruba dual eth. AP's)


  • 4.  RE: AP 635 - Do we etherchannel?

    Posted 13 days ago

    Why would there be no benefit to the clients?  It would seem obvious that dispatching packets balanced across the two eth0/1 should improve throughput. Or is the default LACP not set up that way? How can we configure the AP's LACP to negotiate load balancing with the switch?  (The documentation I have been able to find on this is pretty obtuse.)

    Caveat: if the AP is tunneling client traffic back tot he controller, then LACP would see the tunnel as the one & only session, which would NOT be balanced across LAG member links. But if not tunneling ... ?

  • 5.  RE: AP 635 - Do we etherchannel?

    Posted 13 days ago

    I have numerus post on the topic in the forum, there is no proven experience at all 

    (for aggregated benefit, as you suggest], 

    Just plug in the two cables, and work with that :) [all other consideration set aside]