How to aggregate network links
You can aggregate network links by connecting many network ports to the same rule. Any tool ports connected to the same instance of this rule are being forwarded one stream of combined traffic.
Regarding the rule being used to aggregate the network links:
If load balancing is disabled: the aggregated traffic is replicated to all connected tool ports.
If load balancing is enabled: the aggregated traffic is balanced across all connected tool ports.
Note: To edit the active layout (the layout currently in use), perform edits directly from the Ports page. Edits to the active layout take effect in real time.
To aggregate network links:
1. Starting in the dashboard, click Ports.
The layout designer appears, where connections between network and tool ports can be created.
2. In the Layout list, select a layout.
3. Click the Actions list.
The Actions list is located near the top-right corner of the layout designer.
4. Click Edit.
5. Use a drag-and-drop operation to connect a network port to a tool port.
Successful connections are represented by lines between the ports and the appearance of an empty rule. The empty rule is a placeholder for introducing options such as filtering.
6. Use a drag-and-drop operation to connect another network port to the same rule.
Both network ports are being aggregated and forwarded to the tool port.
Multiple network links (represented by network ports) are now aggregated.