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teaming across 2 switches which are bound together using VRRP- procurve 5406zl

George Nussbaum
Occasional Visitor

teaming across 2 switches which are bound together using VRRP- procurve 5406zl

Hello,

We are trying to set a server up with NIC teaming, with each NIC connected to separate 5406zl switchs bound using VRRP. However, we are seeing communication isses from the server to the switches. Do we need to set something on the switches to properly support this?
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Olaf Borowski
Respected Contributor

Re: teaming across 2 switches which are bound together using VRRP- procurve 5406zl

George,

Is that an "active-active" setup with NIC teaming? If it is, that is not supported on the ProCurve switches. You would have to terminate both links on the same switch using LACP on both sides (server and switch).
Evert Goor
Trusted Contributor

Re: teaming across 2 switches which are bound together using VRRP- procurve 5406zl

Like Olaf Borowski said it is not supported on the these switches. Best to do is only failover or place your software on "Automatic".

This means only one link is active and the other one is on standby. And this only fail over when the link is lost.

There is a extra license availble for the teaming of network card in HP servers "HP ProLiant Essentials
Intelligent Networking Pack Windows Edition"

Only that activates some extra failover detections but no real active/active solutions over 2 switches.



KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: teaming across 2 switches which are bound together using VRRP- procurve 5406zl

hi

how do you get 2 switches having Rx/Tx balancing?

are you using HP servers?

regards

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