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HP Teaming setup for SLB on A5820 switch

 
Michael A. McKenney
Respected Contributor

HP Teaming setup for SLB on A5820 switch

This server is my CA Arcserve 16.1 backup server.    It has its own MSA 2012fc SAN with dual 4 Gbps fabric NICs. 

 

I installed two NC522SFP 10 Gbps NICs in a ML350 G6.    I have 3 x 10 Gbps connections to a A5820 switch, fourth cable is on the way.    I see 30 Gbps RX and TX on the HP teaming software.   I only see traffic on one of the three active ports inbound during a backup.    Switch ports 2/0/13 - 2/0/16 for in static Link Aggregation Bridge.   The bridge shows all three ports active.

 

[Americorp-Ten-GigabitEthernet2/0/16]display link-aggregation load-sharing mode

 

Link-Aggregation Load-Sharing Mode:

Layer 2 traffic: packet type-based sharing

Layer 3 traffic: packet type-based sharing

 

I have two other IRF LACP groups for the C7000 Blade Center.  Each with 6 x 10 Gbps connections.  

 

Would changing link-aggregation load-sharing mode source-ip destination-ip improve backup performance. 

 

3 REPLIES
Fredrik Lönnman
Honored Contributor

Re: HP Teaming setup for SLB on A5820 switch

Probably depends, what are the characteristics of the backups traffic flow-wise? A lot of IP sources with the NAS as IP dest?
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Michael A. McKenney
Respected Contributor

Re: HP Teaming setup for SLB on A5820 switch

ML350 G6 has a single IP address.   It is on a dual 4 Gbps MSA 2012fc SAN.  

 

I setup link aggregation load balancing mode source-ip destination-ip.     The source will be the C7000 Servers.  

MichaelM55
Trusted Contributor

Re: HP Teaming setup for SLB on A5820 switch

It´s sad, that ethernet frame based load balancing isn´t supported on A5500/A58XX switches...