Physical Topology Diagram
- Visual Topology
- Command List
- Task 1: EtherChannel configuration
|Channel-group id mode active||Configures an interface as EtherChannel bundle members using LACP in active mode.|
|Channel-group id mode passive||Configures an interface as EtherChannel bundle members using LACP in passive mode.|
|Configure Terminal||Enters global configuration mode.|
|Copy run start||Saves the dynamic running-config to NVRAM.|
|Interface range range||Enters interface range configuration mode|
|Show etherchannel port-channel||Displays port-channel interface information|
|Show Interface interface||Displays interface statistics|
|Show spanning-tree vlan id||Verifies spanning-tree information for a given VLAN|
PC readiness: Assign the IP addresses used in the visual topology diagram for this exercise.
Task 1: EtherChannel Configuration
Step 1: Enable switchports fa0/1, fa0/3 and fa0/4 all other switchports should be shutdown.
Hint….Use the interface range command to speed up the process.
Step 2: Configure fa0/4 as a trunk connection.
Step 3: Validate that VLANs 1 and 2 are active on your switch
Create vlan 2 if it doesn’t exist.
Step 4: Because of the parallel links (fa0/3 & fa0/4) between the 2 switches spanning-tree will block one of the ports to prevent a loop. Use an appropriate show command to verify this.
Step 5: Shutdown fa0/3 and fa0/4
Configure fa0/3 and fa0/4 interfaces as part of an Etherchannel bundle. Use 1 as the port channel identifier and configure LACP in active mode.
Configure fa0/3 and fa0/4 interfaces as part of an Etherchannel bundle. Use 1 as the port channel identifier and configure LACP in passive mode.
Step 7: Enable fa0/3 and fa0/4
SW1 only.... Execute SW1#show spanning-tree vlan 2
SW2 only Execute SW1#show spanning-tree vlan 1
Notice the Root port is now shown as Po1, which is the logical port created by the EtherChannel bundle.
Step 9: Save your running-config