Server 2012 R2 NIC Teaming Question

I understand you can use switch independent mode, regardless to how many switches etc the cables go to since windows does the traffic control.

My question is for switch dependent running LACP. My switches do not do LACP but they do LAG. Would you say this is essentially the same thing as LACP or should I just forget it and leave my config as switch independent with my 4 cables going to the 1 switch still?

Server is strictly files and DC roles so not hyper v, sql etc...

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Cliff GaliherCommented:
The LAG acronym is often used for static link aggregation, which is definitely different than LACP. If the switch doesn't support LACP then don't try to mix the two. The link will fail.

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Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
As a rule, teaming in 2012 R2 can be left to the Default algorithm with no need to program the switches out of the box.
valmaticAuthor Commented:
sounds like switch independent, dynamic is the way to go for what im doing then.
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