I have configure Team for two NIC on Production LAN which carry two Vlan and the switch is configure as a TRUCK PORT.
When I plug out one of the cable from the switch on this teaming. The packet did not drop.
When I plug in the above cable, then there is about 7 time out.
What is wrong with the configuration on this virtual switch?
Am I right to say that spanning tree, portfast and rstp should be disabled for these production NIC PORT?
Portfast (Cisco) or RSTP (other vendor) should be enabled - you want to bypass the listening/learning phase of spanning tree so that the port starts forwarding traffic as soon as the NIC is reattached.
The cisco switch 3750 is autonegotiate.
On the vmware virtual switc NIC, i also set from full duplex to autonegotirate. The Loading balancing address has been change from using "virtual port id" to "source mac address' and the issue persist.?
If you have a cisco 3750 switch (or stack), and you have multiple physical nic's on one vswitch you should be configuring the cisco side as a trunked port group with mode on creating an etherchannel port group. Ensure portfast is enabled and set the native vlan to something that will never cross the trunk (if vlan tagging is required).
If you have TRUNK configure on the Cisco switch, is Portfast still valid for such configuration?
One of my colleage have configure ethernelchannel and after that, the server cannot ping each other, thus ethernetchannel is removed?
Is the vswitch set to autonegotiate the BEST PRACTICE? Any document on this?
When running GigE, you always set things to autonegotiate.
If they set etherchannel and did not configure the vlan's correctly you will have issue with pinging. Make sure you put a portgroup on your vswitch AND set the Native vlan on the etherchannel to be something that is not in use (this forces all packets to be tagged)