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

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

Goal:
- connect on each switch 2 physical nics (redundancy)


Question:
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


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olmu
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olmu
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za_mkhCommented:
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olmuAuthor Commented:
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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