We just activated 2 x 1 Gbps fibers for IP transit. We had hoped to aggregate the capacity for both of them to effectively get a virtual single 2Gbps edge connection.
Here is the setup: (we are running RouterOS 6.38.5)
Cisco 3600 < - - >sfp7 Mikrotik CCR 1016-12S-1S+
Cisco 3600 < - - >sfp8 Mikrotik CCR 1016-12S-1S+
add mode=802.3ad name=bonding-fiber slaves=sfp7,sfp8 \
The link is not coming up on the Cisco end (controlled by the upstream provider) and is throwing the following error:
Jul 12 17:23:11.859 MDT: %EC-5-L3DONTBNDL2: Gi0/1 suspended: LACP currently not enabled on the remote port.
Jul 12 17:23:40.387 MDT: %EC-5-L3DONTBNDL2: Gi0/2 suspended: LACP currently not enabled on the remote port.
We tried messing with the settings on our end. For a brief time the link was up, but traffic only seemed to go through one of the sfp interfaces, not both of them (a full BGP session established and was carrying multiple streams of traffic). For no apparent reason about 1-2 minutes after it came up, the link dropped completely (could not ping across the IPs).
We tried having them revert to just a static LAG instead of LACP but no changes on their end or ours seemed to make a difference.
EDIT: We did establish that each circuit had Layer 3 connectivity separately individually when out of the bonding configuration.
Is this a setup that should be possible and maybe we are doing something wrong? Or is this something I should not expect to work? Anyone with a Cisco background tried this setup before?
Any input would be appreciated!