Distribute the CPU load among the different EtherChannels ports.

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Distribute the CPU load among the different EtherChannels ports.

L2 Linker

Hi Team ,


Just wondering if there's a way to distribute the CPU load among the different EtherChannels ports ?



Thank you 


Cyber Elite
Cyber Elite


Can you describe your question a bit more? From a dataplane CPU aspect and a traffic standpoint the firewall will manage all of this on your behalf when you create an aggregate interface. There's no tuning or anything like that you would ever need to worry about. 

L2 Linker

The customer is having PA 5410 firewall , he has etherchannel on port 23 and 24 
The customer is concerned that if the module handling these two ports got damaged or has its related CPU impacted or anything similar, both ports will get impacted /down ...
Can he use different ports inside the channel to mitigate such an issue? - for example port 1 and port 23 

If there is any doc regarding such concerns, it would be helpful.

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