LACP 802.3ad and ng_fec ?
ozkan at mersin.edu.tr
Fri Sep 22 11:43:41 PDT 2006
Thanks for your reply,
It seems that HP ProCurve 5400 series doesn't support fec trunking :
hp(config)# trunk A3-a5 trk1 fec
Invalid input: fec
hp(config)# trunk A3-a5 trk1 ?
trunk Do not use any protocol to create or maintain the
lacp Use IEEE 802.1ad Link Aggregation protocol.
Can ng_fec handshake with switch via "trunk" option instead of "fec" ?
Antony Mawer yazmış:
> On 22/09/2006 6:58 PM, Özkan KIRIK wrote:
>> Does ng_fec module support Dynamic LACP (802.3ad) protocol ?
>> i have an HP Procurve 5406 switch, i am trying to make a fail over
>> connection between switch and freebsd.
>> Does ng_fec support "Fail over" for links ?
> The ng_fec module doesn't support LACP (it would be really nice if it
> did!!!), but you can configure it manually if you've got access to the
> console of the switch. I setup exactly this configuration today
> (although in this case it was for bandwidth aggregation rather than
> fall-over) using an HP Procurve 5308xl.
> The procedure went something like this:
> 1) First, create a new startup script in /etc/rc.d/ to configure the
> Netgraph interface on startup... this was a quick hack-up, but does
> the job:
> ---- begin /etc/rc.d/ngfec ----
> $ cat /etc/rc.d/ngfec
> # PROVIDE: ngfec
> # REQUIRE: root
> # BEFORE: netif
> # KEYWORD: nojail
> . /etc/rc.subr
> # Netgraph FEC startup script
> echo -n "Configuring netgraph FEC device: "
> ngctl mkpeer fec dummy fec
> ngctl msg fec0: add_iface '"em0"'
> ngctl msg fec0: add_iface '"em1"'
> echo "done."
> load_rc_config $name
> run_rc_command "$1"
> ---- end of /etc/rc.d/ngfec ----
> 2) Configure the new fec0 interface in /etc/rc.conf:
> ifconfig_fec0="inet a.b.c.d netmask w.x.y.z"
> 3) Telnet to the HP switch, and do the following:
> i) Type "show trunk" and identify what trunk group names are already
> in use. These will be in the format of "TrkN", eg. Trk1,Trk2,...
> ii) Identify which ports are to be configured as part of trunk (eg.
> in my case, C1 and C2)
> iii) Select the next available trunk group name (eg. Trk7), and
> configure the trunk by typing:
> switch# config t
> switch(config)# trunk C1-C2 Trk7 fec
> switch(config)# exit
> 4) Once the FreeBSD machine is rebooted, the link should be up....
> I'm not sure what the behaviour is when one of the links goes down...
> I don't know if that interface is simply removed from the trunk group
> and the remaining ones continue to operate?
> Hope this is useful to others out there, as I had trouble finding any
> good documentation on how to do this :-) I owe thanks to lukem dot
> freebsd at cse dot unsw dot edu dot au for the Netgraph commands for
> getting the FreeBSD fec side of things up and running; the rcNG script
> above is based on the commands he provided me with, put into rcNG
> format so I could integrate it with the boot sequence easily.
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