1. Pick 2 or more switch ports you would like to trunk together.
2. Configure the switch ports to use 802.1q standard:
interface gigabitEthernet 0/1
switchport trunk encapsulation dot1q
switchport mode trunk
channel-group 1 mode on
no ip address
3. Make sure that the channel-group mode is set to on and not desired which is the default.
4. Configure the filer to use a multi vif, and then configure VLAN tagged interfaces on top of the vif:
Note: In this example VLAN id 101 is used.
vif create multi vif0 e4a e5a
vlan create -g vif0 101
ifconfig vif0-101 ... ...
Dr. Toaster Recommends:
- Avoid using VLAN id 1 - The filer expects tagging of all Ethernet frames, yet some switches are configured to not tag VLAN id 1.
- Naming conventions - I advise calling the trunks single0 and multi0 according to their type, and use names such as vif0 for any top-level trunk names.
Some customers prefer to call the interfaces by their tasks, for example iscsi or exchange.