troubleshooting Question

MPIO or Network Teaming

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In this scenario:

2 or 3 ESXi Servers
Single Managed Switch
Single SAN

Imagine we have 3 NICs for the DATA network and 3 NICS for the SAN network for each host.

What would be consideration be for Teaming VS MPIO?

The reasoning for MPIO that was presented to me was this:

Teaming can send on all ports but only receive on one - MPIO theoretically can send and receive on each NIC full duplex as each has its own IP address.

Now I'm not convinced that is all there is to it...

What are the Pros and Cons to each, and how are they applied?

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