Would you like to learn how to configure the Pfsense link aggregation feature? In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to configure a LACP link aggregation on a Pfsense server.
• Pfsense 2.4.4-p3
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PFSense - Link Aggregation Configuration
Open a browser software, enter the IP address of your Pfsense firewall and access web interface.
In our example, the following URL was entered in the Browser:
The Pfsense web interface should be presented.
On the prompt screen, enter the Pfsense Default Password login information.
• Username: admin
• Password: pfsense
After a successful login, you will be sent to the Pfsense Dashboard.
Access the Pfsense Interfaces menu and select Assignments option.
Access the LAGGs tab and click on the Add button.
On the LAG screen, perform the following configurations:
• Parent Interfaces - Select 2 interfaces
• LAGG Protocol - LACP
• Description - Optionally enter a description
Click on the Save button to create a Link aggregation interface.
On the Interface Assignments tab, select the new link aggregation port and click on the Add button.
In our example, The LAGG0 was assigned to our Pfsense firewall using the name OPT1.
Access the Pfsense Interfaces menu and select the new Link aggregation interface name.
In our example, we selected the OPT1 interface.
On the General Configuration area, perform the following configuration:
• Enable - Yes
• Description - Optionally, you may change the name of the link aggregaton interface
• IPv4 Configuration Type - Static IPV4
• IPv6 Configuration Type - None
• Speed and Duplex - Default
On the Static IPv4 Configuration area, perform the following configuration:
• IPv4 Address - Configure the Link aggregation interface IP address and netmask
Click on the Save button.
Congratulations! You have finished the Pfsense Link aggregation configuration.
Tutorial - Link Aggregation on Cisco Switch
Now, you need to perform the link aggregation configuration on the Network Switch.
In our example, we are going to show how to perform the link aggregation configuration on a Cisco Catalyst Switch model 2960.
On the prompt screen, enter the administrative login information.
Use the configure terminal command to enter the configuration mode.
On the configuration mode, you need to clear all the configuration from the switch port.
On the configuration mode, add the switch ports to a link aggregation group.
In our example, the switch ports 11 and 12 were configured as members of the link aggregation group 1.
To configure the link aggregation ports, you need to use the following commands.
Congratulations, you finished the Link aggregation configuration on a Cisco Switch.