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Etherchanneling with vSphere

david foley
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I am looking on how to go about getting Ether-channel working with a vDS with vCenter 5.5

 

we have a L3 Switch but since we already have our ip address set per vLan i think L2 Etherchannel will do.

i am using LACP protocol.

 

Also is load-balancing automatically enable and auto configured or do i need to configure it ? 

 

here is some of the configuration that i am using Ether-channeling..

 

!
interface GigabitEthernet1/0/13
 description
 switchport trunk encapsulation dot1q
 switchport trunk native vlan 27
 switchport mode trunk
 down-when-looped
 spanning-tree portfast trunk
 spanning-tree bpdufilter enable
  channel-group 1 mode active
!
interface GigabitEthernet1/0/14
 description  trunk
 switchport trunk encapsulation dot1q
 switchport trunk native vlan 27
 switchport mode trunk
 down-when-looped
 spanning-tree portfast trunk
 spanning-tree bpdufilter enable
  channel-group 1 mode active
!
interface GigabitEthernet1/0/15
 description  trunk
 switchport trunk encapsulation dot1q
 switchport trunk native vlan 27
 switchport mode trunk
 down-when-looped
 spanning-tree portfast trunk
 spanning-tree bpdufilter enable
  channel-group 1 mode active
!

interface Port-channel 1
 switchport trunk allowed vlan 27
 switchport mode trunk
 no ip address
!
interface Vlan1
 no ip address
!
interface Vlan27
 description
 ip address 192.168.27.254 255.255.255.0
 no ip redirects
!
interface Vlan2
 description
 ip address 192.168.2.254 255.255.255.0
 no ip redirects
!
interface Vlan28
 description
 ip address 192.168.28.254 255.255.255.0
 no ip redirects
!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hello

i have never touched vcenter but have had to create l2 ether-channels for connection to its ports and usually these are trunked

 

looking at your config I can see you have created the logical port manually

Which I have found is not a correct way to do it.

 

1) default the physcal interfaces and shut them down

2) then apply the channel group and more to these interface

3) this will create the port channel interface automaticity and from this interface you apply your trunk encapsulated  etc

4) enable the physical interfaces

 

res

paul

 

 

 


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Paul

Hi Paul the Switch is already connect to a ESXi Host with vDS enabled if that helps,

i am looking at getting Etherchannel enabled.

 

when i set the default mode on

it was using Protocol  Pagp which isn't  supported by vCenter.

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