LAB – Port Aggregation

You are an employee of Microsoft’s Tailspin Toys division. The test lab requires you to increase the throughput of inter-switch connections to allow for new technology to be tested. You are required to increase throughput.


  • Bundle SW1 – SW3 connection with a proprietary protocol with SW1 initiating.
  • Bundle SW2 – SW3 connection with a non-proprietary protocol with SW 2 initiating.
  • Enable a L3 bundle between SW1 – SW2. Choose any IP range with a /30 mask.
  • Enable load balancing based upon dst-ip on SW1 and SW2.

Bonus: Which etherchannel protocol will allow up to 16 ports in an etherchannel (8 active, 8 redundant)?


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