Can the two Eth ports on a ZoneDirector be used for Load Balancing?

Summary

Can the two Eth ports on a ZoneDirector be used for Load Balancing?

Question

Can the two Eth ports on a ZoneDirector be used for Load Balancing?

Customer Environment

ZoneDirector and 2+ customer switches

Resolution

The two Ethernet ports on a ZoneDirector are each 1gig capable, but the two Physical interfaces are one Logical interface to the ZoneDirector.
You can connect each ZD interface to a separate network switch, but Spanning Tree should block one of the switch port paths to prevent the
ZD MAC address from being seen on it's other interface, forming a loop.  This provides High Availability for uptime purposes, in the event that
a cable/interface/switch went bad or went down, but we cannot transmit/receive traffic over both ZD interfaces simultaneously (Load Balancing).

Article Number:
000002296

Updated:
January 11, 2014 01:50 PM (about 6 years ago)

Tags:
Performance, Configuration, System Network Management, Known Issues and Workarounds, ZoneDirector

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