ggovek
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NSX-T 3.1 and LACP

Hi,

In VMware Validated Design 6.2 I read that LACP is not recomended for ESXi host uplinks!

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In my case I have ESXi hosts with 6 uplink ports (2 is for mgmt VDS and 4 is for VTEP VDS) and each server is connected to two ToR switches (Leaf-Spine).

What is your opinion regarding the LACP and NSX-T configuration?

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Sreec
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You don't need LACP, you can use NSX Uplink Load Balancing(Load Balance Source) techniques and simplify your physical connectivity and configuration. Considering the fact that this is Leaf&Spine design, all upstream links will be still utilized based on the traffic hashing.

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ggovek
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Thank you for reply.

What about EDGE node configuration?

Does the EDGE node have to have 4 uplinks? Or we create EDGE node with 2 Uplink, where each uplink Port Group have 2 active uplinks.

For example:

Uplink-1 -> Leaf-1

Uplink-2 -> Leaf-2

Uplink-3 -> Leaf-1

Uplink-4 -> Leaf-2

EDGE-Uplink01:

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EDGE-Uplink02:

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Sreec
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You can certainly configure a 2PNIC design. I would also appreciate it if you can  go through the design documents (Logical routing section for PNIC design options)

https://nsx.techzone.vmware.com/resource/nsx-t-reference-design-guide-3-0#_Toc59008635 

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