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HP NIC Teaming

Hausgnost Josef
Occasional Visitor

HP NIC Teaming

Hi everybody!

I have a little tricky problem. I have plugged 2 additional nics in my DL 380G5 and i want to configure 2 teams with two nics in each of them! For more performance i´d like to configure each team with LACP and for redudancy i´d like to connect each team to a different swicht!
So, i tried to create a team with this two teams included, but in the software there is no chance to make is possible!
Any ideas?
Thanx David
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Lmm_1
Honored Contributor

Re: HP NIC Teaming

Are you trying to create a team of teams? if so, it is not possible anymore. Best you can get will be 2 different LACP teams, where both NICs on each team must go to the same switch, and the switch ports must be configured for LACP.
Hausgnost Josef
Occasional Visitor

Re: HP NIC Teaming

Thanks for the response!

But how can i handle the fault tolerance - when i configure to teams with lacp, i want only one IP Address for the server!
Lmm_1
Honored Contributor

Re: HP NIC Teaming

If you need a single IP, then you will have to create a single team, if you do it that way, the 4 NICs should be going to same switch, and the interfaces should be configured as an LACP Channel group, you will get 4Gb Tx/Rx. With this config there is no protection against a switch failure. You can try a non-well known team mode, you can configure a single team, auto mode, then configure a 2 ports LACP channel on each switch, with this config, you should get 4Gb Tx and 2GB Rx, thats the best you can get.
Hausgnost Josef
Occasional Visitor

Re: HP NIC Teaming

Thank you for your response!

Is there a problem with this config when i dont have Spanning Tree Protocol enabled?
Nice greetings ....
Lmm_1
Honored Contributor

Re: HP NIC Teaming

No, actually Spanning-tree portfast should be enabled on all those ports.