Solved

Teaming (lacp) between HP BL460C and Cisco Switch WS-CBS3120G-S fail

Posted on 2009-06-30
7
2,470 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-22
Hi,

When I want to enable Active / Active teaming on my HP server, it fails with the following msg: 802.3ad link aggregation (lacp) has failed. Action: Ensure all ports are connected to LACP aware devices

HP team settings:
Team type selection: 802.3ad Dynamic with Fault Tolerance
Transmit Load Balancing Method: Destination IP Address

Installed the latest fireware, Driver of Broadcom card + latest version of NCU.

Switch config:
interface Port-channel1
 description vers serveur XXX
 switchport trunk native vlan 30
 switchport trunk allowed vlan 3,10-13,30
 switchport mode trunk
 switchport nonegotiate
 spanning-tree portfast trunk
 

interface GigabitEthernet1/0/1
 description vers serveur XXX
 switchport trunk native vlan 30
 switchport trunk allowed vlan 3,10-13,30
 switchport mode trunk
 switchport nonegotiate
 speed nonegotiate
 no cdp enable
 channel-group 1 mode active
 
 interface GigabitEthernet2/0/1
 description vers serveur XXX
 switchport trunk native vlan 30
 switchport trunk allowed vlan 3,10-13,30
 switchport mode trunk
 switchport nonegotiate
 no cdp enable
 channel-group 1 mode active

Any help would be appreciated ?

Thanks
HL
0
Comment
Question by:McHerve
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
7 Comments
 
LVL 21

Expert Comment

by:from_exp
ID: 24744760
I would suggest changing hp load balancing settings to L2 from L3
and I would recommend trying to switch cisco lacp to passive
0
 
LVL 50

Expert Comment

by:Don Johnston
ID: 24744816
Are you absolutely certain that the two physical links are functional?
0
 
LVL 21

Expert Comment

by:from_exp
ID: 24745023
lacp should come up even with one functional link
0
Get 15 Days FREE Full-Featured Trial

Benefit from a mission critical IT monitoring with Monitis Premium or get it FREE for your entry level monitoring needs.
-Over 200,000 users
-More than 300,000 websites monitored
-Used in 197 countries
-Recommended by 98% of users

 
LVL 8

Expert Comment

by:bsohn417
ID: 24754352
LACP- port Ch will only work if there even # links are up between to connected devices.
for ex. if you have 4 link between 2 switches and 1 link fails the team will drop to 2 links.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:McHerve
ID: 24754643
Made some progress on this issue:
might be related to VLAN native.

On the HP NCU tool: Two VLANs defined (VLAN11: Prod, VLAN12: Backup). You have to define a VLAN native. Is set to 11 (not sure ist's good idea)
>> Once I set to 11, the Teaming LACP came up
>> BUT I can't ping any Host in the same broadcast domain or on different subnet

What I found:
On internal switch trunk port (connected to HP server) set new native VLAN to 11.
On internal switch trunk port (connected to external switch) didn't set new native VLAN (kept default=1)

I believe my problem is related to the use of VLAN / native VLAN in the HP NCU tool:
Anyone have same config: multiple VLAN set on a teamin ?
How do you deal with Native VLAN ?
How do you force the HP server to get an IP from a specific VLAN when it boot up ?

Thanks
HL
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:JanSc
ID: 24754680
Try this on eth ports cisco, and make sure you enabled lacp on HP ports (lacp enable)

switchport mode dynamic desirable
0
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
McHerve earned 0 total points
ID: 24755408
Added new VLAN on HP NCU with ID 1, set as Default.
On Cisco switch, removed new native VLAN (default native VLAN all along the L2=1)
These actions Fixed my problems.
Thanks
HL

0

Featured Post

2017 Webroot Threat Report

MSPs: Get the facts you need to protect your clients.
The 2017 Webroot Threat Report provides a uniquely insightful global view into the analysis and discoveries made by the Webroot® Threat Intelligence Platform to provide insights on key trends and risks as seen by our users.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

PRTG Network Monitor lets you monitor your bandwidth usage, so you know who is using up your bandwidth, and what they're using it for.
David Varnum recently wrote up his impressions of PRTG, based on a presentation by my colleague Christian at Tech Field Day at VMworld in Barcelona. Thanks David, for your detailed and honest evaluation!
In this video we outline the Physical Segments view of NetCrunch network monitor. By following this brief how-to video, you will be able to learn how NetCrunch visualizes your network, how granular is the information collected, as well as where to f…
Michael from AdRem Software outlines event notifications and Automatic Corrective Actions in network monitoring. Automatic Corrective Actions are scripts, which can automatically run upon discovery of a certain undesirable condition in your network.…
Suggested Courses

696 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question