New Training: Deploy LACP on Junos Devices
In this 8-video skill, CBT Nuggets trainer Knox Hutchinson covers how to deploy aggregated ethernet interfaces on Junos devices Watch this new training.
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This training includes:
- 8 videos
- 57 minutes of training
You’ll learn these topics in this skill:
- Introducing 802.3ad (or 802.1ax) on Junos
- LACP Foundations
- Create Aggregated Ethernet Interfaces
- Deploy LACP on EX-Series Switches
- Deploy LACP on QFX-Series Switches
- Deploy LACP on MX-Series Routers
- Deploy LACP Between Cisco IOS and Junos
- Summarizing LACP Deployment
What is Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP)?
Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) is a method developed by the IEEE that lets you bundle a collection of physical network links into a single logical link. This can both increase the amount of logical bandwidth as well as improve network reliability, and it can do all this without you having to add network architecture. By using LACP, whenever a link fails, the other participating members of a LACP group balance the load.
LACP works by having a pair of devices send data units (LACPDUs) to one another. Each device will become an Actor while the other will become a Partner.
LACP is similar to Port Aggregation Protocol (PAgP). But unlike PAgP, which is a proprietary technology developed for Cisco devices, LACP is supported by most manufacturers and is an open standard.