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How to trunk/Etherchannel Cisco 2960-XR and HP Procurve 4204vl

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I am trying to trunk 2 ports on the Cisco 2960 and the HP Procurve 4204 and wanted to know the best possible way to go about it.  Do I need to trunk both ports on both switches first, then plug in?  Is using cisco network assistant easier for the Cisco 2960?  Do I have to use CLI for the HP?

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by:Don Johnston
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First you have to define "trunk".  The term means different things in Cisco and HP.

Are you wanting to send multiple VLANs over a link?  Or aggregate physical links together into a virtual link?
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I am wanting to use an aggregate physical link together into a virtual link.
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Okay.

Cisco:
interface range g0/1 -2
 channel-group 1 mode active

HP:
trunk 16,18 trk1 lacp
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