03-26-2014 02:41 AM
I am looking for ICX configuration template settings and/or ICX best practices with vsphere5.5 but could not find anyhting relevant so far anywhere .
Has someone ever tested Virtual Swtich Tagging (VST) with ICX switches using static/dynamic LACP ?
If so thanks to share the ICX template !
03-31-2014 03:11 PM
Amen, brother -- I'm trying to figure this out myself (see my "What is an "uplink port" exactly?" post. I've got the VLAN tagging working OK but will be hitting the pipe size limitation soon and would really like to have an answer before the question gets asked--
04-01-2014 06:19 AM - edited 04-02-2014 01:34 AM
I was able to test LACP with vsphere5.5 in our lab . Here are my findings .
- Using the Vsphere WEB client was the only way to have access to the VDS LACP settings . Note I did not try to use a Standard switch .
- The configuration on the ICX was pretty straightforward :
lag "TO_ESXI5.5" dynamic id 1
ports ethernet 1/1/1 to 1/1/2
vlan 10 by port
tagged ethe 1/1/1 to 1/1/2
untagged ethe 1/1/10
- After applying the configuration to the switch , the lag went up in a matter of few seconds
I have not try to use Static lag but I will recommend to stick to dynamic LACP as in case of misconfiguration on one side or the other , the LAG will simply stay down .
Hope this helps,