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RE: Switch load balancing posted 02/03/2007
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Agreed this was my initial thought

But SW1 and SW4 arent directly attached and each are connected to SW2 and
SW3 via a single link, can a port channel be done over multiple hops? 

-----Original Message-----
From: nobody@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:nobody@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Joe
Yohannan
Sent: 03 February 2007 17:15
To: graham@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx; ccielab@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: Switch load balancing

The 3560 offers a "src-dst-ip" option under the port-channel load-balance 
command.  It sounds to me that that is what the question is looking for.

- Joe


>From: <graham@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Reply-To: <graham@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>To: <ccielab@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Subject: Switch load balancing
>Date: Sat, 3 Feb 2007 17:06:09 -0000
>
>Hi group,
>
>
>
>I'm working on a question which asks to load balance between two switch
>endpoints 1 and 4
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>The layout is
>
>
>
>          ----------------- SW3------------
>
>SW1<                                     >SW4
>
>           ----------------SW2--------------
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>
>Question in its self is not hard but the sting is, where you have a choice
>you must prefer source/destination ip Balancing?
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>
>
>Now the load balance method that came to mind was a Layer 3 etherchannel 
>and
>port-channel load balancing, but I can't see how that would fit in this
>scenario? Should I ignore the bit at the end which stipulates where you 
>have
>a choice?
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>
>
>
>
>Thanks
>
>
>
>Graham
>
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