XG-7100 LACP WAN
Hi, I have an XG-7100 and am looking to place it in a DC. The provider has said I will have 2 * 1G ports in LACP. I have set up the switch with ETH1 and ETH2 on their own VLAN, how do I now set them up as an LACP pair for when I place it in the DC?
In the default configuration you cannot use the Eth ports as part of an LACP lag. That's because they are accessed via the internal switch using VLANs and VLAN interfaces cannot be part of a LAGG.
The switch itself can be configured to bond ports but only in a load-balance lag, it can't do LACP.
Really the best way to do this would be to add an expansion card with igb interfaces and just use those leaving the Eth ports available for other use.
It is possible to do it using the Eth ports but the resulting config is considered unsupported. If you attempt this be sure to have console access to roll back and changes and I would not try it without having webgui access via the SFP ports. It's very easy to get locked out!
Remove the existing VLANs internal load-balance lagg.
Re-configure the switch as port-based vlan mode.
Add VLAN groups that include only the internal ports and one external port, so:
group(9 and 1) and group(10 and 2).
Create an LACP lagg using the now available ports ix2 and ix3.
Those are connected to switch ports 9 and 10 which are now connected to Eth1 and Eth2. In port vlan mode everything is passed so you can connect those to an external LACP LAGG.
Eth3-8 are unusable in this configuration.
@stephenw10 thank you so much for the response, that's what I was expecting. I will put a 4 port NIC in for WAN, just trying to source a riser kit for the PCIe now, seems all UK distributors only sell the kit with a NIC at ~£250, but I already have a NIC. As for the SFP+ my switch is only SFP so I have to use the ethernet ports for management. Safer I think with an expansion card then I won't lock myself out remotely :) that will also then free up 2 eth ports for the LANs.
We can probably sell you a riser kit if you call our sales guys, pretty sure it's not listed separately on our store.
You should be able to connect SFP to SFP+ at 1G. You might have to set the ix ports to 1G fixed to get it to link.