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Why 4 Ethernet Ports if no Link Aggregation
01-19-2015, 06:27 PM
Post: #1
Lightbulb Why 4 Ethernet Ports if no Link Aggregation
Hey guys,

Just curious as to why there are 4 ethernet ports if you can't set up Link Aggregation?

Does it still benefit from increased bandwidth if all four are connected to the network?

Would love an explanation on this! I probably just don't know what the "sister" technology is to Link Aggregation.

Thanks,

-Brady
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01-28-2015, 01:26 AM
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RE: Why 4 Ethernet Ports if no Link Aggregation
The B1200i has 4 ethernet ports, 3 for use with iSCSI and 1 management port for the normal LAN. The management port is used so that dashboard can see the unit from other workstations/servers that connect to the LAN.

The 3 iSCSI ports can be used to connect volumes to any server/workstation with an iSCSI initiator.

Currently we do not support link aggregation on the 3 iSCSI ports, as our hardware and software cannot currently support it.

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Drobo Support
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08-12-2015, 05:41 PM
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RE: Why 4 Ethernet Ports if no Link Aggregation
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01-12-2016, 01:42 PM
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RE: Why 4 Ethernet Ports if no Link Aggregation
is it possible to install second interface card to Drobo?

I need to have more iSCSI interfaces.

Thank you.
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01-12-2016, 06:42 PM
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RE: Why 4 Ethernet Ports if no Link Aggregation
You usual way to do "link aggregation" with iSCSI is to the configure the host initiator to use MPIO

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/libr...https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee619734%28v=ws.

Cheers!

Jason
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