Enhanced hashing for LAG member selection

FortiGate models that have an internal switch that supports modifying the distribution algorithm can use enhanced hashing to help distribute traffic evenly, or load balance, across links on the Link Aggregation (LAG) interface.

The enhanced hashing algorithm is based on a 5-tuple of the IP protocol, source IP address, destination IP address, source port, and destination port.

Different computation methods allow for more variation in the load balancing distribution, in case one algorithm does not distribute traffic evenly between links across different XAUIs. The available methods are:


Use the XOR operator to make a 16 bit hash.


Use the XOR operator to make an 8 bit hash.