How do I configure port-channel trunk ports between a Dell 6248 and ESX 3.5
Posted on 2010-08-26
I have four virtual machines and each need to be in their own VLAN. I have the 6248 configured for VLANs. I had a separate NIC for each virtual machine and everything worked fine. I now want to use two NICs on the ESX to handle the traffic for all four VLANs. I have set the VLAN IDs on the virtual NICs and I have configured the virtual switch to load balance using "Route based on ip hash". On the 6248 I have configured port-channel 1 and set the switchport mode to trunk and allowed the VLANs I want to use. One the ethernet ports I have added them to channel-group 1 mode auto.
If I do a Show Interfaces Port-channel 1 it shows both interfaces as being Inactive. What else do I need to configure to get this to work?