Multiple port command — If a group of ports lose their link, the switch
brings up/down the link on another group of ports.
Overlapping ports — Overlapping ports on different groups will be
brought up/down only if both dependent ports lose the link.
What Interface Types are Supported?
The physical ports on the switch include the out-of-band (OOB) interface,
10-Gigabit Ethernet (for some models), and Gigabit Ethernet switch ports.
The OOB interface supports a limited set of features and is for switch
management only. The Ethernet switch ports support many logical features
that are often supported by logical interfaces. The switch supports the
following types of logical interfaces:
Port-based VLANs — For more information, see "Configuring VLANs" on
VLAN routing interfaces — For more information, see "Configuring
Routing Interfaces" on page 855.
Link Aggregation Groups (LAGs), which are also called port channels) —
For more information, see "Configuring Link Aggregation" on page 829.
Tunnels — For more information, see "Configuring Routing Interfaces"
on page 855.
Loopback interfaces — For more information, see "Configuring Routing
Interfaces" on page 855.
The PowerConnect M6220, M8024, and M8024-k include expansion slots
that support optional modules that can provide additional physical ports. For
information about the expansion slots and the supported modules for each
switch, see "PowerConnect M6220, M6348, M8024, and M8024-k Front
Panel" on page 83.
Configuring Port Characteristics