1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 10, 2018 12:33 PM by IRIX201110141

    Link aggregation between an ESXi 6.0 U3 host (free editiion) and an HP 1920-48G Switch

    marcelovvm Lurker

           I'm trying to set up a link aggregation between an ESXi 6.0 U3 host (free editiion) and an HP 1920-48G Switch that has Dynamic mode (LACP Enabled). From the little that I read, it seems to me that the ESXi version (free) does not allow active LACP. My doubts are:

       

      1) Only paid ESXi have LACP support?

       

      2) If yes, what version do I need to buy for vSphere Distributed Switch (VDS)?

       

      Live long and prosper,

      Marcelo Magalhães

        • 1. Re: Link aggregation between an ESXi 6.0 U3 host (free editiion) and an HP 1920-48G Switch
          IRIX201110141 Expert

          We use LACP for one customer (it was a request) and yes its a feature which is only available when using a vDS.

           

          A vDS comes with

          - vSphere ESXi Enterprise Plus

          - vSAN

          - Robo Adv.?

           

          I dont think that 99.999% of my customers have a need for using LACP to connect a Host to a switch. For us the normal LB Option in vSphere a enough. But we use 10G for a long time and now have a couple of 25G environments running so Bandwidth was never a real problem.

           

          Iam pretty sure in large Clusters and 1000s of VMs the network comes more important.

           

          Some kind of Stuff like swISCSI isnt supportet on a switch with LACP!

           

          Regards,

          Joerg