Etherchannel is configured in the interface configuration mode of the switch. There are three ways that it can be configured: statically, LACP, or PAgP. X in the examples below are the channel-group number.
channel-group X mode on
channel-group X mode active
channel-group X mode passive
channel-group X mode desirable
channel-group X mode auto
PAgP has an additional suffix of
Non-silent prevents the PAgP from operating in silent mode which is enabled by default. Silent mode allows the port channel to establish with a remote device that is not a PAgP capable and rarely sends packets. Non-silent requires the local interface to receive PAgP packets first before being added into the etherchannel.
Non-silent is recommended to be used between PAgP compliant devices and allows links to be established more quickly than if the keyword was not used.