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How to configure etherchannel trunk between ESXi hosts and Cisco 2960 switch?

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This is using 2 VMware ESXi 6.5 hosts. There are 5 VMs per host. We are intend to have 1 vlan for management, 1 for backup segment, and 1 for the production segment. we intend to configure a NIC teaming on 2 physical network (vmnic0 & 1) port per host. Respective port-group for each vlan id were created. 101 for production, 121 for mgmt, and 122 for backup. All 3 port groups joined to the same vswitch0. Load-balancing mode is, Route based on IP hash.

This ESXi Hosts are connected to Cisco Catalyst 2960-48-port switch. The Ethernet channels were configured as follows,

int port-channel 1
  switchport trunk allowed vlan 101,121,122
  switchport mode trunk

int gigabitethernet1/15
  switchport trunk native vlan 101
  switchport trunk encap dot1q
  switchport trunk allowed vlan 101,121,122
  switchport mode trunk
  channel-group 1 mode on

int gigabitethernet1/16
  switchport trunk native vlan 101
  switchport trunk encap dot1q
  switchport trunk allowed vlan 101,121,122
  switchport mode trunk
  channel-group 1 mode on

Do these configurations work?

Thank in advance.
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