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Configuring LACP

Use the link aggregation feature to aggregate one or more Ethernet interfaces to form a virtual link or link aggregation group (LAG). The MAC client can treat this virtual link like a single link. Link aggregation increases bandwidth, provides graceful degradation as failure occurs, and increases availability.

You can use the J-Web interface to add a new LAG or to edit or delete an existing LAG.

Note: The interfaces that are already configured with MTU, duplex, flow control, or logical interfaces are displayed. However, when you select an already configured interface, a warning message is displayed.

To access the LACP Configuration:

  1. In the J-Web user interface, select Configure>Interfaces>Link Aggregation.

    The Aggregated Interfaces list is displayed.

  2. Click one of the following:

Table 101: LACP (Link Aggregation Control Protocol) Configuration

Field

Function

Aggregated Interface

Indicates the name of the aggregated interface.

Link Status

Indicates whether the interface is linked (Up) or not linked (Down).

VLAN (VLAN ID)

Virtual LAN identifier value for IEEE 802.1Q VLAN tags (0.4094).

Description

The description for the LAG.

Table 102: Details of Aggregation

Field

Function

Administrative Status

Displays if the interface is enabled (Up) or disabled (Down).

Logical Interfaces

Shows the logical interface of the aggregated interface.

Member Interfaces

Member interfaces hold all the aggregated interfaces of the selected interfaces.

Port Mode

Specifies the mode of operation for the port: trunk or access.

Native VLAN (VLAN ID)

VLAN identifier to associate with untagged packets received on the interface.

IP Address/Subnet Mask

Specifies the address of the aggregated interfaces.

IPV6 Address/Subnet Mask

Specifies the IPV6 address of the aggregated interfaces.

Table 103: Aggregated Ethernet Interface Options

Field

Function

Action

Aggregated Interface

Indicates the name of the aggregated interface.

Enter the aggregated interface name. If an aggregated interface already exists, then the field is displayed as read-only.

LACP Mode

Specifies the mode in which LACP packets are exchanged between the interfaces. The modes are:

  • None—Indicates that no mode is applicable.
  • Active—Indicates that the interface initiates transmission of LACP packets
  • Passive—Indicates that the interface only responds to LACP packets.

Select from the drop-down list.

Description

The description for the LAG.

Enter the description.

Interface

Indicates that the interfaces available for aggregation.

Click Add to select the interfaces.

Note: Only interfaces that are configured with the same speeds can be selected together for a LAG.

Speed

Indicates the speed of the interface.

Enable Log

Specifies whether to enable generation of log entries for LAG.

Select to enable log generation.

Table 104: Edit VLAN Options

Field

Function

Action

Port Mode

Specifies the mode of operation for the port: trunk or access.

If you select Trunk, you can:

  1. Click Add to add a VLAN member.
  2. Select the VLAN and click OK.
  3. (Optional) Associate a native VLAN ID with the port.

If you select Access, you can:

  1. Select the VLAN member to be associated with the port.
  2. (Optional) Associate a VoIP VLAN with the interface. Only a VLAN with a VLAN ID can be associated as a VoIP VLAN.
  3. Click OK.

VLAN Options

For trunk interfaces, the VLANs for which the interface can carry traffic.

Click Add to select VLAN members.

Native VLAN

VLAN identifier to associate with untagged packets received on the interface.

Select the VLAN identifier.


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