No NLB virtual mac address show at ARP table

Posted on 2009-04-06
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Last Modified: 2012-05-06
Hi There....

Just to check is windows NLB virtual mac address will appear at switch ARP table?
Because i'm using Dell M6220, show bridge command only show physical MAC address, no NLB virtual MAC appear.
Please advise.

Question by:hell_angel
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Kamran Arshad earned 2000 total points
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The virtual addresses are not shown in the switch table. The switch will only show the physical MAC addresses associated to the devices which are connected to it.

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Hi uetian1707.... does it meant that deploying a windows NLB, the user have to manually add static arp
on the switch..?? do you have any documentation or any source that explain why switch will not show virtual MAC?? also, does this apply to cisco switch as well?

pls advise..


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