Let’s try to define what EtherChannel is and why it exists nowadays as a powerful feature.
Cisco announced the Supervisor 2T engine for the Catalyst 6500E chassis a number of weeks back. The Sup2T is a boost to keep the 6500’s legs running a little longer. I think of the 2T as a product enabling customers with a large 6500 investment to put off the inevitable migration to the Nexus platform. […]
In the current Cisco Catalyst 3750-X switch pair I have sitting on my desk, I have taken advantage of the new StackPower feature. StackPower creates a power backplane among the switches in your stack, allows the power supplies to supply power to any switch in the stack. This means that you no longer have to […]
Markku Leiniö linked in one of his articles to a new mLACP feature for the Cisco Catalyst 6500, which naturally caught my eye. To create an etherchannel spanning multiple physical 6500’s (desirable to maximize link utilization and for redundancy), you previously needed to use the Virtual Switching System supervisor engine to create a VSS super-chassis. […]