BlackRoze
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Mulitple-NIC vs LCAP for VMotion

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Hi

tnx for reading

I have Use Vsphere 6

My Switch have Nexus (2Port 10Gbs for Vmotion) ! and i dont know which one is Better !

Mulitple-NIC or  LCAP(LAG and Active Mode )  for VMotion ?

and other Q is for Best Speed for migrate Vmition  ! best MTU (Jumbo Frame ) !

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a_p_
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That's actually the answer to your question "Mulitple-NIC or  LCAP(LAG and Active Mode )  for VMotion ?", i.e. use Multi-NIC vMotion rather than LACP.

André

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a_p_
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According to Do Jumbo Frames Improve vMotion Performance?‌ there's no benefit in using Jumbo frames for vMotion.

Multi-NIC vMotion works perfectly and can easily saturate all uplinks. IMO there's no reason for teaming/channeling.

André

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BlackRoze
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IMO there's no reason for teaming/channeling.

what is that mean ?

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a_p_
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That's actually the answer to your question "Mulitple-NIC or  LCAP(LAG and Active Mode )  for VMotion ?", i.e. use Multi-NIC vMotion rather than LACP.

André

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frankdenneman
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Hi,

I've written a whole series about designing your vMotion network.

This article from that series might help: Designing your vMotion networking – Choose link aggregation over Multi-NIC vMotion? – frankdenneman....

Designing your vMotion network – frankdenneman.nl

Blogging: frankdenneman.nl Twitter: @frankdenneman Co-author: vSphere 4.1 HA and DRS technical Deepdive, vSphere 5x Clustering Deepdive series
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