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HI Guys,
I'm trying to setupa nic bonding on OPenfiler SAN. the issue i got is : what openfiler nic bonding mode will work with standard etherchannel on cisco 2960 switch?
the ether channel i got on cisco is as followes

int ether-channel 1
switchport mode trunk
switchport no negotiate
spanning-tree portfast trunk

int range gig 0/1 - 2
switchport mode trunk
switchport no negotiate
spanning-tree portfast trunk
channel-group 1 mode on

Please help me what configuration on the Penfiler will work ? if not do i have to chnage anything on cisco switch?
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Setting "channel-group 1 mode on" disables any kind of negotiation of the trunk, which is good if the other device doesn't support PAgP or LACP protocols.  In the case of Openfiler though, LACP (802.3ad) is fully supported so I would configure the Cisco to negotiate with the Openfiler for best results.  Configure the LACP bonding on the Openfiler and try "channel-group 1 mode active" to see if it negotiates properly.
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Hi,
thanks for the reply. i have solved this issue. but i got another issue in openfiler.as i'm linux newbie i need some help here guys.

i have renamed the openfiler volume using lmrename command.
but after renaming the volume, i couldn't see the volume in web gui interface under volumes, but when i try using console i could see the volume is still there and with the new name.how can i see the renamed volume under web interface under volumes...

many thanks
red
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Hey Red.

I'm going to suggest you close this question and ask the volume question separately.  All of the tagging on this question is related to the networking side of things, which is appropriate for the LACP problem, but is somewhat left-field for the volume-related problem.  If you propose that problem as a separate question with appropriate tagging, you're more likely to get people who are more familiar with the storage side of things.

I'm glad the channel bonding is working for you.

Jody
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i have done all the configuration, before i received this help
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i opned a separate question
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what was the config? i have the same question.
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