ChevUribe
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Expert

Is LACP/etherchannel

What is the best network and VMware config that will be near LACP/etherchannel capability in terms of redundancy if standard vswitch will be used.

Vsphere 6 is the version being used

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a_p_
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It actually depends on your needs. I usually stay with the defaults with standard vSwitches, and have at least two uplinks to different physical switches.

André

jhague
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VMware Employee

It depends. Route based on port id is pretty good and low maintenance from an ops perspective or if you want to take a bit more control you can use active passive to dictate which VLAN goes through which NIC (in normal operation).

John Hague http://linkedin.com/in/john-hague | twitter @jhague10 VCIX-DCV | VCP-DCV 3/4/5/6 | VCP6-NV | VCP7-CMA | VCAP7-CMA Design
Nick_Andreev
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Expert

The default Route Based on Originating Virtual Port load-balancing algorithm is good enough. In majority of cases static or dynamic LAGs are not required.

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