EtherChannel - Metasys - LIT-12012458 - Field Device - 13.0

Metasys IP Networks for BACnet/IP Controllers Technical Bulletin

Brand
Metasys
Document type
Technical Bulletin
Document number
LIT-12012458
Version
13.0
Revision date
2023-10-23
Product status
Active
Language
English

EtherChannel is a port link aggregation technology or port-channel architecture used primarily on Cisco switches. It allows grouping of several physical Ethernet links to create one logical Ethernet link for the purpose of providing fault-tolerance and high-speed links between switches, routers, and servers.

If system availability is critical (for example, in validated environments), use EtherChannel as the means of providing link redundancy between the Metasys BAS switches and the switches to which they connect. In the case of the Converged Metasys BACnet/IP network, EtherChannel would be used between the Metasys BAS switches and the switches in the IT network to which they connect. In the case of the Segmented and Isolated Metasys BACnet/IP Networks, EtherChannel would be used between the Metasys BAS switches and the Metasys BAS Aggregation switch. An EtherChannel must be configured on all switches that are connected through the EtherChannel.