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Etherchannel with VMware ESX 4 and Dell m1000e and Cisco 3130G switchblades

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We are in the process of setting up a Dell M1000e enclosure filled with Dell M710 blades and (4) Cisco 3130 switches. The Cisco 3130's will be connected to Cisco 4510R-E switches which are our core switches.

A couple of us have taken a crack at the Cisco setups but have not got it quite right.

The desire is to have four ports on the 4510R-E switch (G3/35 - 38) trunked to four ports on each of the two switch blades (G1/0/17 - 20) assigned to the Network (VLAN10), Console (VLAN50), and VMotion (VLAN60), as an EtherChannel. From there to have the ESX servers connect to the 3130G on ports G1/0/1 and G1/0/9 which are the two ports that are assigned to the 3130G switch as an example. The appropriate parts of the Cisco 4500 and Cisco 3130G are listed.

Any help in correcting this configuration is appreciated.
Cisco 4500:

interface Port-Channel10
switchport
switchport trunk allowed vlan 10,50,60
!
interface GigabitEthernet3/35
 switchport trunk encapsulation dot1q
 switchport mode trunk
 switchport trunk allowed vlan 10,50,60
channel-group 10 mode active
!
interface GigabitEthernet3/36
 switchport trunk encapsulation dot1q
 switchport mode trunk
 switchport trunk allowed vlan 10,50,60
channel-group 10 mode active
!
interface GigabitEthernet3/37
 switchport trunk encapsulation dot1q
 switchport mode trunk
 switchport trunk allowed vlan 10,50,60
channel-group 10 mode active
!
interface GigabitEthernet3/38
 switchport trunk encapsulation dot1q
 switchport mode trunk
 switchport trunk allowed vlan 10,50,60
channel-group 10 mode active
!
interface vlan10
 ip address 192.168.1.254 255.255.255.0
interface vlan 50
 ip address 192.168.5.1 255.255.255.0
interface vlan 60
 ip address 192.168.6.1 255.255.255.0


Cisco 3130:
interface Port-Channel10
switchport
switchport trunk allowed vlan 10,50,60
!
interface GigabitEthernet1/0/1
 switchport mode trunk
 switchport trunk allowed vlan 10,50,60
!
interface GigabitEthernet1/0/9
 switchport mode trunk
 switchport trunk allowed vlan 10,50,60
!
interface GigabitEthernet1/0/17
 switchport mode trunk
channel-group 10 mode desirable
!
interface GigabitEthernet1/0/18
switchport mode trunk
channel-group 10 mode desirable
!
interface GigabitEthernet1/0/19
 switchport mode trunk
channel-group 10 mode desirable
!
interface GigabitEthernet1/0/20
switchport mode trunk
channel-group 10 mode active
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