Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Need clarification on ESXi 5.5 NIC teaming.

Posted on 2015-01-02
2
Medium Priority
?
382 Views
Last Modified: 2015-01-27
I don't understand why both vswitches and VMnetwork and Management networks each and all have their own independent NIC teaming settings or how these work in conjunction with one another when the NIC teaming settings are different for each component.  

Further, I'm not quite clear on the differences between Route Based on Originating Port ID and Route Based on IP Hash and which one I should use.  Thanks!
0
Comment
Question by:LB1234
2 Comments
 
LVL 62

Assisted Solution

by:gheist
gheist earned 300 total points
ID: 40528154
1. normally they are on different vlans, so it makes sense.
2. It depends on what your switch supports. If it is LACP then IP hash is the only supported. Otherwise just change if adapter enters long up/down loop/
0
 
LVL 124

Accepted Solution

by:
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 1200 total points
ID: 40528171
In fact they don't work very well.....if you change teaming on all the networking, leave the same throughout.

Have a read of Calvin statements here in this Question.

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/VMWare/Q_28530536.html#a40360320

I'm not going to cut and paste it here!

I would make sure that the vSwitch settings Teaming Policy is set the same for ALL networking on the vSwitch.

As for which you use, these are teaming policies which are responsible for *OUTBOUND* traffic only from the ESXi host.

INBOUND traffic, is configured by the physical switch configurations.

Do you want resilience, failover, throughput..?

and often depends on what type of physical switch you have available.

LACP is not supported on Standard vSwitches.

If you want to read more on networking in VMware ESX/ESXi, then I recommend the following:-

I would also recommend reading through the Networking Sections of the following guides to gain a better understanding of Networking in VMware ESX/ESXi.

Pages 13 - 73 Discuss Networking in Detail, including trunks, VLANs, switches, and load balancing

ESXi Configuration Guide ESXi 4.1

http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vsphere4/r41/vsp_41_esxi_server_config.pdf

Virtual Networking

http://www.vmware.com/technical-resources/virtual-networking/virtual-networks.html

Virtual Networking Concepts

http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/virtual_networking_concepts.pdf
0

Featured Post

What does it mean to be "Always On"?

Is your cloud always on? With an Always On cloud you won't have to worry about downtime for maintenance or software application code updates, ensuring that your bottom line isn't affected.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

If your vDisk VHD file gets deleted from the image store accidentally or on purpose, you won't be able to remove the vDisk from the PVS console. There is a known workaround that is solid.
In this article, I will show you HOW TO: Suppress Configuration Issues and Warnings Alert displayed in Summary status for ESXi 6.5 after enabling SSH or ESXi Shell.
Teach the user how to configure vSphere Replication and how to protect and recover VMs Open vSphere Web Client: Verify vsphere Replication is enabled: Enable vSphere Replication for a virtual machine: Verify replicated VM is created: Recover replica…
Teach the user how to install log collectors and how to configure ESXi 5.5 for remote logging Open console session and mount vCenter Server installer: Install vSphere Core Dump Collector: Install vSphere Syslog Collector: Open vSphere Client: Config…

877 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question