Converting a non-LAG Port to a LAG Port

To convert a Port that isn’t part of a Link Aggregation Group (LAG) to a LAG Port, you have two options:

  1. Create a new Port with LACP enabled. Re-route the VXC traffic from the non-LAG Port to the new LACP-enabled Port. Terminate the non-LAG Port.
  2. Create a new Port with LACP enabled. Send a request to Megaport to manually convert the existing non-LAG Port.

Option 1: Create a new Port with LACP enabled

In this procedure, you terminate the existing Port and re-create it as the member of a LAG in the Megaport Portal.

  1. Log in to the Megaport Portal and choose Services.
  2. Create one or more LACP-enabled Ports.
    For details on how to enable LACP on a Port, see Creating a Port. Existing and new LAG Ports
  3. Once you receive the Letter of Authorization (LOA), create a Support ticket to ensure that the new LACP-enabled Port(s) are on the same device as a currently deployed Port.
    You can create a Support ticket by emailing Megaport Support or using the Megaport Portal chat feature.
  4. Re-route the traffic from the existing VXCs to the new LACP-enabled Port. We recommend that you take a staggered approach and move the VXCs one-by-one.
    Re-route the VXCs
  5. Terminate the original non-LACP Port and its VXCs.
    Terminate the non-LACP port
  6. Create a Support ticket using email or the Megaport Portal chat feature to assign the second Port to the same device and ensure that it uses the same LOA.
    New LAG

Option 2: Send a conversion request to Port

In this procedure, you terminate or move the Port’s VXCs to another Port and then send us a request to manually convert the Port to LACP-enabled.

  1. Log in to the Megaport Portal and choose Services.
  2. Create one or more LACP-enabled Ports.
    For details on how to enable LACP on a new Port, see Creating a Port.
    Existing and new LAG Ports
  3. When you receive the LOA, create a Support ticket to ensure that the new LACP-enabled Port(s) are on the same device as a currently deployed Port.
    You can create a Support ticket by emailing Megaport Support or using the Megaport Portal chat feature.
  4. Create VXCs on the new LACP-enabled Port, duplicating the VXCs from the non-LAG Port.
  5. Re-route the traffic from the existing VXCs to the LACP-enabled Port.
    We recommend that you take a staggered approach and move the VXCs one-by-one.
    Re-route the VXCs
  6. Terminate all VXCs on the existing Port.
    Converted Port
  7. Create a Support ticket requesting that Megaport add the Port to the new LAG.
    Megaport converts the existing Port to a member of the LAG.
    New LAG

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