Virtual Link Trunking (VLT) is a Layer 2 networking protocol technology that enables Dell Networking (or Force 10) switches to aggregate multiple physical links across separate physical switches or chassis, yet appear as a single logical link. Unlike a traditional static Link Aggregation Group (LAG), a VLT link can connect across multiple physical switches, therefore providing higher bandwidth, load balancing and redundancy for those links. EqualLogic iSCSI SANs can directly benefit from using VLT because of its ability to use all of the available bandwidth while still maintaining the redundancy required to provide a resilient storage area network.