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Best Practice? HP Flex / VMware - Load Balancing Algorithm with VC Flex-10 / FF

Mark_Rehling
Occasional Contributor

Best Practice? HP Flex / VMware - Load Balancing Algorithm with VC Flex-10 / FF

Guys,

 

What is the HP/VMware Referenced Architecture (Best Practice) for the Load Balancing Algorithm within vSphere 4.1 when using vDS Active/Active with Virtual Connect Flex10 / FlexFabric.

 

We have a customer who has historically used Cisco 3020/3120 interconnects and "Route based on IP Hash" as recommended with Cisco 3020/3120 c7000 Interconnects.

 

Our customer is now using Flex-10 and FlexFabric based enclosures and would like to know the recommended load balancing method.

We are using "Route based on IP Hash" (Mapped mode) with vDS in our demo lab and it seems to work fine, which the attached HP document contradicts, stating that HP VC does not support "Route based on IP Hash" (page 23/24) and recommends Originating Virtual Port ID.

 

We are confused; perhaps someone can clear this up for us?

 

Thanks in advance,

Mark Rehling

1 REPLY
chuckk281
Trusted Contributor

Re: Best Practice? HP Flex / VMware - Load Balancing Algorithm with VC Flex-10 / FF

Mark:

 

I have asked the experts.

 

Chuck