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vSphere aggregating NICs

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EE,

I have 4 1gb NICs on my ESX hosts. Two for the vSS and two for the vDS (which we use for server traffic) Really nothing ever goes on the vSS.

I'm wondering if we should throw a third NIC over to the vDS? and just use 1  for the vSS since we never really use it.

We use IP Hash with LACP on both the vDS port group and upstream switch so I believe we are effectively aggregating the NICs and getting near 3gb throughput however, I'd like to hear caveats with this?

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Add all the nics to vDS
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No management or OOB like NIC on the vSS?
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depends how paranoid you are!

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