Link aggregation allows for the bundling of two or more links into one virtual channel towards the shared fabric, negating the need for additional routers. Link aggregation is also known as EtherChannel, Port Channel, Port aggregation or trunking, depending on the vendor involved. The IEEE 802.3ad or LACP specification is applicable. It is offered on 10GE and 100GE ports
ECIX can deliver aggregated links at all co-locations.
The load-balancing algorithms used in our Extreme Summits, BD-X8, and Brocade MLX switches uses a modulo operation, leading to the best distribution over links with the entropy available in source and destination IPv4 or IPv6 address, TCP or UDP source and destination port number, as applicable.
We have collected information about link aggregation for several router platforms in our config-guide.