port aggregation


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port aggregation

(1) Combining two or more network lines into one. See channel bonding.

(2) Cisco's version of the IEEE 802.3ad "link aggregation" technology (see 802.3ad).
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Frame relay is also a critical technology for the Internet--service providers use it for port aggregation, backbone switching, and dedicated customer access.
The new PAIX offers the following advantages: 99.999% availability commitment; 24/7 support; proactive network operations centre (NOC) monitoring of system performance; customer ability to monitor traffic stats and sFlow through the Customer One portal; port speeds from 100Mb/s to 10GigE, including multiple 10GigE port aggregation up to 80GigE; Route Server; public and private peering via VLANs; as well as support for IPv4 and IPv6.
<p>The IEEE draft standards boast a feature called Virtual Ethernet Port Aggregation (VEPA), an extension to physical and virtual switching designed to eliminate the large number of switching elements that need to be managed in a data center.
Additionally, the IEEE approved the 802.3ad port aggregation standard in March 2000.
In addition, this new switch family supports port aggregation, which allows Ethernet ports to be combined to form a single higher speed port - as well as port mirroring, which allows all traffic of a port to be 'mirrored' to another so it can be analyzed.

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