Ok we have two switches to with the Server 2012 is connected with two nics and two cables.
They are not stacked but have a UTP cable with vlans trunked between them.
Both switches are also have each 2 uplinks to 2 other switches
Microsoft says that if they are stacked you should use dependent mode for teaming. Now that they are trunked, not stacked, should independent mode still work ok for both 2 nics in active/active config ? Or will stp if configured close one of the ports on 1 of the switches because I guess same ip/mac is seen on both switches causing loops ?