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the only right config for ESX - Virtual Connect - Procurve

 
Bart_Heungens
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the only right config for ESX - Virtual Connect - Procurve

I have 2 VC modules in a C7000 enclosure with BL460 G6 blades with ESXi 4.1 installed.
What is the right config when connected to 1 Procurve 2510 switch?
My setup:
4 x 1Gb cables to VC 1
4 x 1Gb cables to VC 2
2 LACP trunks configured of 4 ports each towards VC1 and VC2
ESX vSwitch 0 with 2 NICs active - NIC load balancing on portID

I want my setup to be available and max throughput.

My questions:
- ESX does not support LACP as a trunk, you need to configure it as a trunk on Procurve. Is this also the case when there is VC involved? Because VC needs LACP?
- The 2 trunks on the switch, does these need to be 2 seperate LACP trunks of 4 ports or 1 LACP trunk of 8 ports?

What is the best setup/configuration to obtain the highest throughput?
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