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I'm planning on implementing a 802.3ad dynamic link aggregation setup and had a few questions. The following diagram is what I want to deploy and I've got a few questions.

1) Will a smart switch such as the Cisco SG200-08 feed off of the router's DHCP server?
2) I should be able to connect to any device on the network by just pointing towards the devices IP address, even going through two layers, correct?
3) What makes one of these smart switches "smart"? How is it different from a dumb switch?
4) Any recommendations for a better setup?




AFAIK, there isn't link aggregation router on the market right?
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Seems okay.

1) Sure, DHCP is a layer 2/broadcast technology. If it's on the same VLAN (or you have an IP relay) then you'll have DHCP.
2) Pretty much, LACP is underneath the IP layer so the switch/NIC will negotiate where the frames are sent.
3) 'Dumb' or unmanaged switches can't utilize VLANS, DHCP or any real sort of configuration.
4) For your deployment it would be about what you're looking for.
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