etherchannel

LACP vs static link aggregation

What is static link aggregation? Static link aggregation is a method of combining or bundling of multiple switch ports or nics to form a single etherchannel. It increases throughput and redundancy for the two connecting devices. A static link aggregation…


SNMP Packet discards on Nortel/Avaya ERS 5510/5520

Recently I’ve setup a monitoring tool called Intermapper to monitor the Nortel switches I have at work. The tool polls the SNMP traffic information from the switches, and also picks up some basic error notifications received on it’s ports. On…



Cisco ASA Failover Tips and misc.

When setting up a Cisco ASA failover pair, try to follow the following rules & tips: Do not use a crossover Ethernet cable or a fiber-optic patch cable to directly connect the two failover LAN interfaces if the firewalls are…