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Wei_Soon_Heng
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Can CheckPoint ClusterXL create Bonding with cisco switch port(layer2)

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Hi Guys,

Can CheckPoint ClusterXL create Bonding with cisco switch port(layer2) as described in picture below?As per understanding, there is no any problem if peer cisco port is having IP address assigned(L3).

 
 
 

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vinceneil666
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A bond interface towards a cisco switch will work fine, both with L2 and L3. You would configure your cisco switch with port-channel and you can add LACP. 

Regarding your drawing, the switches needs to be stacked or, for cisco, support VSS - meaning that you can do a multi chassis port channel. Your drawing looks to be showing two separeate cisco switches - that is an issue unless they run (for example) VSS. What hardware and how is the setup of the cisco switches ? 

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vinceneil666
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A bond interface towards a cisco switch will work fine, both with L2 and L3. You would configure your cisco switch with port-channel and you can add LACP. 

Regarding your drawing, the switches needs to be stacked or, for cisco, support VSS - meaning that you can do a multi chassis port channel. Your drawing looks to be showing two separeate cisco switches - that is an issue unless they run (for example) VSS. What hardware and how is the setup of the cisco switches ? 

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Wei_Soon_Heng
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Ya, it is 6000 series model with VSS feature enabled.
Normally, what would channel-mode use in switch when CP configure 802.3ad protocol in bond interface?

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Wolfgang
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@Wei_Soon_Heng 

802.3ad means LACP. You have to set channel-mode to active on the Cisco switch.

Configuring LACP (802.3ad) Between a Catalyst 6500/6000 and a Catalyst 4500/4000 shows a very good description for the difference on the cisco switch for CatOS or IOS.

regards

Wolfgang

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