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Juniper SRX Chassis Cluster + LACP Redundant Eth Interfaces

Posted by cooper on Jun 8, 2011 in g33k, juniper

So a co-worker and I spent some time playing around with JunOS 11’s (I believe it came in with 11 – correct me if wrong) reth’s ability to now be LACP interfaces, as well as just plain redundant. It was not immediately clear how the switch was required to be set up in order to facilitate this new, awesome feature.

– This was used with a ex4200 virtual chassis cluster and SRX Chassis Cluster –

Here is how we got it happily working (assuming you have a chassis cluster up and running):

SRX Config:

set interfaces ge-2/0/0 gigether-options redundant-parent reth1
set interfaces ge-2/0/1 gigether-options redundant-parent reth1
set interfaces ge-2/0/2 gigether-options redundant-parent reth1
set interfaces ge-2/0/3 gigether-options redundant-parent reth1
set interfaces ge-11/0/0 gigether-options redundant-parent reth1
set interfaces ge-11/0/1 gigether-options redundant-parent reth1
set interfaces ge-11/0/2 gigether-options redundant-parent reth1
set interfaces ge-11/0/3 gigether-options redundant-parent reth1

set interfaces reth1 redundant-ether-options redundancy-group 1
set interfaces reth1 redundant-ether-options lacp passive

EX Config:

set interfaces ge-0/0/0 ether-options 802.3ad ae1
set interfaces ge-0/0/1 ether-options 802.3ad ae2
set interfaces ge-0/0/2 ether-options 802.3ad ae1
set interfaces ge-0/0/3 ether-options 802.3ad ae2

set interfaces ge-1/0/0 ether-options 802.3ad ae2
set interfaces ge-1/0/1 ether-options 802.3ad ae1
set interfaces ge-1/0/2 ether-options 802.3ad ae2
set interfaces ge-1/0/3 ether-options 802.3ad ae1

set interfaces ae1 aggregated-ether-options lacp active
set interfaces ae2 aggregated-ether-options lacp active

Now we have LACP bandwidth and redundancy – Either the switch or SRX can die, in theory.

* Have not tested the failover yet – But will before this set up goes to production – Will update the post *

 

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