jantteri
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NSX-T 3.x Uplink Profile mapping to VDS 7.0 LACP uplinks?

Hi,

What is the correct way to map a NSX-T 3.x Uplink Profile + Transport Node Profile to a VDS 7.0 using LACP?

 

Eg.

Lets say I have in my vCenter a VDS 7.0 (eg. named VDS1) with 1 LACP uplink (named lag1, 2 ports per ESXi - lag1-0, lag1-1).

 

Should I create a Uplink Profile (eg. named ULProfile) with a single teaming uplink (Failover Order, active uplinks = uplink1, standby uplinks = empty) and map this under a Transport Node profile as uplink1 -> lag1 (after choosing VDS -> VDS1 and Uplink profile ULProfile)?

Or should the Uplink Profile have two active uplinks (uplink1, uplink2) and these be mapped in the Transport Node profile as uplink1 -> uplink1 (lag1-0) and uplink2 -> uplink2 (lag1-1)?

 

Can't seem to find any documentation related to this.

Br,

jantteri

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shank89
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Is there a reason you're using lags to the host? They're not needed or recommended. 

 

Can make troubleshooting and deterministic paths more difficult

Shashank Mohan

VCAP-NV 2020 | VCP-DCV2019 | CCNP Specialist

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jantteri
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Hi,

Lets just say that we prefer it that way in our current setup and we have all the necessary bells and whistles setup on the L2/L3 network side.

Our lab env. is currently not configured to test this (undergoing some other testing) and that's why I thought about asking in here. VMwares own documentation seems a bit lacking on this subject or my google-fu skills are not up to par...

- jantteri

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Sreec
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Any specific reason why you are not interested in multi TEP design for overlay traffic?  This will result in Active-Active overlay traffic without any operational complexity and most importantly no changes required in the physical network. I would suggest testing this in your lab and take a final call.  

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Sree | CKA|CKAD|VCIX-3X| VCAP-4X| VExpert 5x
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