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LACP with xenserver

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does xenserver support LACP? I want to achieve high speed and redundancy using 4 nic's currently installed in my server.
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by:larstr
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XenServer/XenEnterprise does not currently support LACP or any other aggregation protocols.
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any idea how can I achieve high speed and redundancy (10gb ethernet is not an option because of budget)
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does vmware support LACP?
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any idea how can I achieve high speed and redundancy in xenserver (10gb ethernet is not an option because of budget)
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XenServer 4.1 supports bonding so you can have redundancy. Also, 1Gb is really a lot of traffic; are you sure it's not enough for your workload?

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I have a dell 1950 server installed with xenserver 4.1. All the virtual machines reside on a SAN so there would be quite a traffic between SAN and server (with 5 virtual machines). I am assuming I would need more than 1GB, please correct if I am wrong.
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1GB is a good amount of bandwidth, but it is not really possible to determine your bandwidth requirements for you without more information.  For 5 VMs, that seems like plenty of bandwidth.  However, it depends on what those VMs are doing.  The best way to know is to test.  You can download and install an evaluation license of VMware ESX: https://www.vmware.com/tryvmware/login.php?eval=vi3
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For 5 VM's, it is highly probable that even a single gigE link will be enough throughput.  I RARELY see over 50MB/sec in server consolidation studies.  I realy think that you'll be fine without it, as a single iSCSI link works perfectly find in a great number of ESX servers out in the field.
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by:MrRed128
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IFEnslave package is installed on every xenserver. Mode 6 is the only office mode supported, but you can easily chage it to Mode 4 (lcap).

On 5.6 edit the mode in /etc/modprobe.d/bonding . You would just put 4 as the mode.
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