Can one of you pros explain EhterChannel/Link Aggregation to me?
Hey guys, I am studying for my CCNA right now, and I ran across EtherChannel in my LAN switching book. It gave a brief description of what it does and said that a full discussion of link aggregation is beyond the scope of CCNA, so I was just hoping one of you guys could satisfy my curiosity. I know link aggregation will take up to 8 ports and combine their port speeds for faster transmission, but wouldn't STP just shut down all but one of them? Or are there separate commands in the switch dedicated for EtherChannel where it will load balance across the designated ether channel links? Thanks.