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A switch that supports Equal-Cost MultiPath (ECMP) can forward packets destined to the same device through different routing paths of equal path cost. This allows you to balance or share traffic loads between multiple routing paths when the switch is connected to more than one next-hop. ECMP works with static routes or a routing protocol, such as OSPF.