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ProLiant DL380 G5 Ethernet Ports

 
alonzy
Occasional Visitor

ProLiant DL380 G5 Ethernet Ports

Hi All,

 

I have a ProLiant DL380 G5 with two 1gb ethernet ports at the back, is it possible to create a link aggregate between them so that I can have a 2gb pipe.

 

Thanks in advance

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Johan Guldmyr
Honored Contributor

Re: ProLiant DL380 G5 Ethernet Ports

Hi, 

 

yes it is possible.  For Windows there is the HP Network Configuration Utility. For Linux it's like a normal bond.

 

Check out LACP and the different hash methods.

L3_L4 hashing means it balances traffic based on IP+PORT.

L2 means it's on the MAC address - this is enough if most traffic is on the same subnet.

waaronb
Respected Contributor

Re: ProLiant DL380 G5 Ethernet Ports

Just some additional info, in Windows 2003/2008/2008R2 you would use the network config util to create a team.  In Windows 2012/2012 R2 it has that built in... the load balancing/fail over network option.  Just run "lbfoadmin.exe"