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Configuring an Aggregated Ethernet Interface

 

You can associate a physical interface with an aggregated Ethernet interface.

To configure an aggregated Ethernet interface:

  1. Specify that you want to configure the link aggregation group interface.
  2. Configure the aggregated Ethernet interface.

You specify the interface instance number x to complete the link association; x can be from 0 through 480, for a total of 480 aggregated interfaces on MX Series routers or EX9200 switches. You must also include a statement defining aex at the [edit interfaces] hierarchy level. You can optionally specify other physical properties that apply specifically to the aggregated Ethernet interfaces; for details, see Ethernet Interfaces Overview.

Note

In general, aggregated Ethernet bundles support the features available on all supported interfaces that can become a member link within the bundle. As an exception, Gigabit Ethernet IQ features and some newer Gigabit Ethernet features are not supported in aggregated Ethernet bundles.

Gigabit Ethernet IQ and SFP interfaces can be member links, but IQ- and SFP-specific features are not supported on the aggregated Ethernet bundle even if all the member links individually support those features.

You need to configure the correct link speed for the aggregated Ethernet interface to eliminate any warning message.

Note

Before you commit an aggregated Ethernet configuration, ensure that link mode is not configured on any member interface of the aggregated Ethernet bundle; otherwise, the configuration commit check fails.