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The connection comes up fine and successfully transmits over all 3 links in a round-robin fashion. That said, when I connect the machines using a Dell 2724 switch, either with or without Link Aggregation Groups configured, I get balanced transmissions but all packets flow across a single link on the receive side. When I directly connect the two machines I can get the link to setup correctly but only 1 in three packets (as tested using ping) makes it across the link. Or, more correctly, only 1 in three replies make it back across the link. I'm assuming only 1 in three is arriving but that may be a bad assumption on my part.
Is what I'm seeing the expected behavior for this configuration or am I doing something incorrectly? I'd like to have both transmit and receive balanced across all three links.
You might want to look at mode 6 rather than mode 0. That should eliminate the problem with the switch.
I'd like to be able to distribute traffic from a single session across all the links. As I understand it mode 6 support distributing multiple sessions across the links but not distributing a single session across multiple links. Also, I'm seeing the same issue with cables directly connected between the machines so I'm thinking the problem isn't in the switch.