Port Channels Basic Configuration

About this task

You can add a new port channel configuration or edit an existing configuration.


  1. Select Profiles > Profile Name > Interface > Port Channels.
  2. Select to add a new port channel.
    The Basic dashboard opens.
  3. Set the following port channel properties:
    Index Set an index value between 1 and 8
    Admin Status Use the drop-down list box to activate or deactivate the admin status for the selected port channel.

    Select Enable to define this port channel as active to the profile it supports. Select Disable to deactivate this port channel configuration within the profile. It can be activated at any future time when needed. The default setting is enabled

    Description Type a brief description for the port channel (64 characters maximum). The description should reflect the port channel's intended function
    Speed Select the speed at which the port channel can receive and transmit the data. Select either 10 Mbps, 100 Mbps, 1000 Mbps, 2500 Mbps, 5000 Mbps, or auto. Select either of these options to establish a respective speed data transfer rate for the selected half duplex or full duplex transmission over the port.

    These options are not available if auto is selected. Select auto to activate the port channel to automatically exchange information about data transmission speed and duplex capabilities. Auto negotiation is helpful when in an environment where different devices are connected and disconnected on a regular basis

    Duplex Use the drop-down list box to select Automatic, Half, or Full as the duplex option.

    Select Half duplex to send data over the port channel, then immediately receive data from the same direction in which the data was transmitted. Like a Full duplex transmission, a Half duplex transmission can carry data in both directions, just not at the same time. Select Full duplex to transmit data to and from the port channel at the same time. Using Full duplex, the port channel can send data while receiving data as well. Select Automatic to dynamically duplex as port channel performance needs dictate

    Load Balance Use the Load Balance drop-down list box to define whether port channel load balancing is conducted using a Source/Destination IP (src-dst-ip) or a Source/Destination MAC (src-dst-mac)
  4. Select Save to update port channel basic settings.