L3 Etherchannel Configuration

I have configured LACP Etherchannel L2 and it seems like it works fine. However when I try L3 it does not work.  I wonder if I need to type "No Switchport" on Port-channel interface or on each interface that make up the Port-channel or on both ?
Though it looks like to me when I configure L3, it breaks the LACP etherchannel.

Thanks

SW1#sh etherchannel 1 summary
 Number of channel-groups in use: 1
Number of aggregators:           1

Group  Port-channel  Protocol    Ports
------+-------------+-----------+-----------------------------------------------
1      Po1(SU)         LACP      Et0/0(P)       Et0/1(P)      

Last applied Hash Distribution Algorithm:   -
SW1#

SW2#sh etherchannel 1 summary
Number of channel-groups in use: 1
Number of aggregators:           1

Group  Port-channel  Protocol    Ports
------+-------------+-----------+-----------------------------------------------
1      Po1(SU)         LACP      Et0/0(P)       Et0/1(P)      

Last applied Hash Distribution Algorithm:   -
SW2#

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JustInCaseCommented:
Give your interface configuration, please (e0/0 e0/1 and Po1). And is this GNS3, or switch?
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Don JohnstonInstructorCommented:
To see which method is currently configured, use the "show ether load-balance" command.

To change it, use the "port-channel load-balance" command.

Not all platforms support all the load distribution methods.
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
SW1#sh run
 hostname SW1
!
boot-start-marker
boot-end-marker
!
!
no logging console
!
no aaa new-model
clock timezone CET 1
!
ip cef
!
no ipv6 cef
 spanning-tree mode pvst
spanning-tree extend system-id
!
vlan internal allocation policy ascending
 interface Port-channel1
 no switchport
 ip address 10.10.10.1 255.255.255.252
!
interface Ethernet0/0
 no switchport
 no ip address
 duplex auto
 channel-group 1 mode active
!
interface Ethernet0/1
 no switchport
 no ip address
 duplex auto
 channel-group 1 mode active
!
interface Ethernet0/2
 duplex auto
!
interface Ethernet0/3
 duplex auto
!
interface Vlan1
 no ip address
!
!
ip forward-protocol nd
no ip http server
! 
control-plane
!
!
line con 0
 logging synchronous
line aux 0
line vty 0 4
 login
 transport input all
!
end

SW1# 

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SW2#sh run
 hostname SW2
!
boot-start-marker
boot-end-marker
!
!
no logging console
!
no aaa new-model
clock timezone CET 1
!
ip cef
!
no ipv6 cef
 spanning-tree mode pvst
spanning-tree extend system-id
!
vlan internal allocation policy ascending
 interface Port-channel1
 no switchport
 ip address 10.10.10.2 255.255.255.252
!
interface Ethernet0/0
 no switchport
 no ip address
 duplex auto
 channel-group 1 mode passive
!
interface Ethernet0/1
 no switchport
 no ip address
 duplex auto
 channel-group 1 mode passive
!
interface Ethernet0/2
 duplex auto
!
interface Ethernet0/3
 duplex auto
!
interface Vlan1
 no ip address
!
!
ip forward-protocol nd
no ip http server
 control-plane
 line con 0
 logging synchronous
line aux 0
line vty 0 4
 login
 transport input all
!
end

SW2#

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SW1#sh etherchannel 1 sum
 Number of channel-groups in use: 1
Number of aggregators:           1

Group  Port-channel  Protocol    Ports
------+-------------+-----------+-----------------------------------------------
1      Po1(RD)         LACP      Et0/0(w)       Et0/1(w)       

Last applied Hash Distribution Algorithm:   -

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SW2#sh etherchannel 1 summary 
 Number of channel-groups in use: 1
Number of aggregators:           1

Group  Port-channel  Protocol    Ports
------+-------------+-----------+-----------------------------------------------
1      Po1(RD)         LACP      Et0/0(w)       Et0/1(w)       

Last applied Hash Distribution Algorithm:   -

SW2#

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Don JohnstonInstructorCommented:
Your channel isn't up. The (w) means it's waiting to be aggregated (added to the channel). And the capital "D" under the Port-Channel column means that it's down.

This is most likely due to not having a port-channel interface.  I've never seen the channel-group command not create the port-channel interface, but that could be because you're on a virtual environment.

Go to the two switches and create an interface "po1". And make it a layer 3 interface and assign an IP address to it.

You're also creating a layer 3 etherchannel. Is that what you wanted?
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JustInCaseCommented:
Everything looks OK except this down. Is this GNS3?
!
vlan internal allocation policy ascending
 interface Port-channel1
 no switchport
 ip address 10.10.10.2 255.255.255.252
!

This should be under Po1 interface, not under vlan internal allocation policy ascending

If this is GNS3 - this is what Cisco packet tracer do better - try that.
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
I agree....in GNS 3 or IOU , Etherchannel does not work well
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AkinsdNetwork AdministratorCommented:
L3 etherchannel on L3 ports (Routed ports)
L2 etherchannel on L2 ports (Non routed ports)

You have to 1st convert the ports to L3 prior to configuring etherchannel. The choice of commands available are different (more or less) based on L2 or L3 state of the ports
And yes, No switchport command will do that for you.
I'll also recommend defaulting the ports especially with the issues you're experiencing and start all over
eg default int range fa0/1 - 4
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
No switchport
Will this be applied just for the Port-Channel interface, OR it should be applied also to Physical interfaces that make up the Etherchannel ?
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Don JohnstonInstructorCommented:
If the channel is functional, you can apply it to the port-channel interface and it will automatically be applied to the physical interfaces.

But if the channel is not functional, you will need to apply the command to both the port-channel interface AND the physical interfaces.
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Thank you Guys!
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