As an option, you can enable LACP on a trunk. Containing a service called
, LACP is an IEEE-defined protocol that exchanges control packets over member
links. The purpose of LACP is to detect link error conditions such as faulty MAC devices and link
loopbacks. If LACP detects an error on a member link, the BIG-IP system removes the member link from the link aggregation and redistributes the
traffic for that link to the remaining links of the trunk. In this way, no traffic destined for
the removed link is lost. LACP then continues to monitor the member links to ensure that
aggregation of those links remains valid.