VMware ESX LACP Support

Holmes,David A dholmes at mwdh2o.com
Mon Jun 20 22:07:58 UTC 2011

ESX does support link aggregation, if by that is meant more than one Ethernet switch-to-ESX bundle, acting as a single logical pipe, and with stacked TOR switch configurations the bundles Ethernet links can connect to different TOR switches for redundancy. Nexus 1000V is better for network visibility and management, though.

-----Original Message-----
From: Josh Smith [mailto:juicewvu at gmail.com]
Sent: Monday, June 20, 2011 1:43 PM
To: Manu Chao
Cc: nanog at nanog.org
Subject: Re: VMware ESX LACP Support

ESX does NOT support LACP out of the box.  Not sure about the nexus 1kv.

Josh Smith
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On Mon, Jun 20, 2011 at 4:39 PM, Manu Chao <linux.yahoo at gmail.com> wrote:
> I would like to design VSS LACP based MECs with ESX hosts.
> Does VMware ESX support LACP?
> Do we need Nexus 1000 for ESX LACP support?
> R/
> Manu

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