VMware ESX 3.5 - HP Switches HPProcurve 5604zl => how to configure

Posted on 2009-04-17
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
Dear comm...
Shortly ...

- 1 ESX Server, 4 physical NICs
- 2x HP Procurve 5604zl switches
- 1x vswitch0 with virtual port group load balancing, all 4 nics attached

- connect on each switch 2 physical nics (redundancy)

How should I setup my hp switches?
The switch supports LACP 802.3ad ....

-> What should i configure,
I've different options available on each port:
- Trunk Type (onone, trunk, lacp)
- LACP Status: disabled, active, passive)
- Trunk Group
- Flow control

Is the 802.3ad by default enabled or just a function?
Should i create a trunk between each 2 ports on a switch?

Can you advise me?
Thanks, best regards

Question by:olmu
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    Author Comment

    Dear za_mkh
    Thanks for your reply,
    I agree with Scott's article.

    Just a question again...
    So i don't must create an relation between the 4 used ports over the 2 switches.
    Just enable on each switch the Type as Trunk and add a Trunkgroup with these 2 ports and it should work fine.

    Can you confirm this?
    Thank you very much,
    Best regards

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