Cisco etherchannel question

Rodney Dunn rodunn at
Wed Oct 20 15:27:12 UTC 2004

Let's move this to the cisco-nsp alias since
it's a vendor specific question.


On Wed, Oct 20, 2004 at 07:27:33AM -0700, william(at) wrote:
> Hi,
> I have etherchannel setup between cisco 7500 router and 5500 switch.
> For data going from 7500 router everything seems to be ok and data is
> well split between four interfaces with about 1/4th sent to each one
> (about 40% utilization each right now). 
> But for data going from 5500 switch the split appears to be that one
> interface has 100% utilization while another one is 20% and others are
> less then 10%. So its not really splitting data on random basis to
> each interface and uses other interfaces as overflow after the main
> one. I don't like this as the one interface that is 100% full appears
> to sometimes be dropping packets on either switch or cisco router side.
> I'm wondering what I can do to force 5500 to use etherchannel in similar
> way cisco 7500 does?
> -- 
> William Leibzon
> Elan Networks
> william at

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