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Vmware ESXi and a physical workgroup switch

Hi there,
I have 2 IBM servers X3650 (ESx1) and the other X3650(ESx2) both identical in physical ram and specs.  Both connected to the IBM system storage DS3524 via SAS cables.  Things are working fine.  I am not using all of the  physical ethernet interfaces on both servers.  Just using 2 ethernet interfaces which are connected directly to my brocade ICX 6450 which has the internet connection.
Question:
If I buy a regular 12 or 24 port workgroup switch like Cisco or Dlink (1GB) and connect all ports from my physical servers to that switch and connect that regualr switch to my main Brocade ICX 6450 then how many ports I have to connect from regular switch to the main brocade ICX 6450 in order to have a good bandwidth?.  I know connecting one physical port from the regular switch to the main swithc (brocade) will work but I want to kind of binding option where I can connect many ports from the workgroup to the main switch. How could this be possible and where?  Any other option is acceptable.
Help plz
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four ports, in a channel group will give you good bandwidth.
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hanccoka:
Four ports in a 'Channel Group'  how and where do I make it?  and is this chennel group will be made between the servers and the workgroup switch or between the workgroup switch and my main brocade switch?
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