Link Aggregation + VLan Trunk

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Link Aggregation + VLan Trunk

Postby bloodhound » 18 Mar 2009, 13:56


Is it possible to make a link aggregation between 2 gigabit Nics for greater throughput and make that channel a vlan trunk so i can use the freebsd box for inter-vlan routing (like a cisco on a stick model in cisco)?

I currently have a trunk on a gigabit nic on which i have 3 vlans
1. User's traffic
2. Security cameras
3. Mail Server/messenger... etc

I loaded vlan as a module and worked like a charm.
ifconfig vlan1 create
ifconfig vlan1 vlan 1 vlandev bge0 - can i use a lagg channel instead of bge0 in the syntax (ex: ifconfig vlan1 vlan 1 vlandev lagg0)? will it work?
Up untill now i only tried link aggregation on cisco switches and linksys so this will be a challenge for me :).
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Postby DutchDaemon » 18 Mar 2009, 15:02

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Postby bloodhound » 19 Mar 2009, 07:01

So basically is not working ? I cannot trunk my vlans on a link aggregation :(

Hope it will be fixed soon, cause it is really kewl something like that.
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