layer 2 portchannel between 4500 and esxi

Iam trying to setup layer 2 portchannel from cisco 4500 to ESXI server ( 4 ports on both ends)
any issue to use channel group mode ON  , if not problem what is the settings need to be done in the ESXI host to make the ether channel up . also, Do I need to use any specific  port-channel load balance ?
CCNA-SKEAsked:
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Don JohnstonInstructorCommented:
I strongly prefer LACP when defining channel groups.

The load distribution method is up to you and does not have to match.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
LACP is not supported on ESXi, unless you have Enterprise Plus and Distributed Switches.

So Standard Trunks are requried.

see also here

http://blog.scottlowe.org/2006/12/04/esx-server-nic-teaming-and-vlan-trunking/
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CCNA-SKEAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the reply,

I plan to use the port- channel in access  mode not trunk mode,  this should be okay as well correct
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
yes should be fine we config our 4500 switches as

interface GigabitEthernet1/0/14
 switchport access vlan 50
 switchport mode access
 channel-group 14 mode active
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