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looking for switch that supports link aggregation

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Hi, I'm looking for a switch that supports link aggregation, or NIC teaming, I believe.  

Any help is appreciated.
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Great thanks Pgm, so LACP is what I look for?  is there a way to tell how many ports are avalable for that? or are they all?
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Every port is available for LACP.
You do need to make sure the network cards support it,but most server cards will  support link aggregation.
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If you have Windows 2012, you have built-in teaming option, otherwise you have to use vendor's software (BACS for Broadcom, HP NIC Teaming Utility...).

Regarding switches - every normal switch supports LACP. On the server side you choose what would you like - most of the cases are LACP with failover (if one adapter goes down, the other takes all the traffic)
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Ok, thanks guys, one more before I close this, and thanks again, do I need to do anything on the switch configuration wise in it or is an automatic function?
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If you need simply LACP with failover only, then you don't need to do anything.
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