PAM bonded NICs shown as 'inactive' or 'disconnected' from within my network devices

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Article ID: 103508

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Products

CA Privileged Access Manager (PAM)

Issue/Introduction

Some customers using network devices configured to use LACP find the ports where the PAM bonded NICs are plugged in as 'inactive' or 'disconnected':

Why do I see the PAM bonded NICs as 'inactive' or 'disconnected' from within my switches (or other network devices)?

Environment

Product: Layer 7 Privileged Access Manager 
Version: 3.x

Resolution

  • As per the Configure Network Settings section in the PAM server documentation, ALB (Adaptative Load Balancing) and AB (Active Backup) are the bonding modes currently supported.
  • We do not support LACP (Link Aggregation Control Protocol) as bonding mode (it does not appear in the bonding mode drop down list):



  • So, we currently do not support LACP for bonding.
  • If a network device is configured to use LACP, it expects that the bonded NICs connected to its ports also be configured to use LACP and this is not the case with the PAM server bonded NICs.
     

Additional Information

The following idea was opened in the PAM community to consider this feature for future PAM versions:

LACP (Link Aggregation Control Protocol) support as PAM Server bonding mode.

Feel free to vote it, if you consider it can be of help including LACP as bonding mode in future PAM releases.

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