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FedeGaibrel
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nic teaming with ucs blades

Hello guys! I have a simple question, how should i configure the nic teaming in dvs. i didn´t find any guide about it.

We have ucs manager platform.

 

Thanks in advance.

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If it's guest VM networking, then generally active active is what you want.

For Vmotion, you generally want to try to keep your Vmotion traffic EAST-WEST on local FI, so you will want to set Vmotion 'active' NIC for your hosts to be on the same FI, and the standby NIC to map to vNICs pinned to other FI. 

 

Thanks,

Kirk...

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Kirk J
Cisco Employee

For UCSM connected blades/rack servers, you need to leave the hashing algorithm to originating port ID.

The UCSM/FIs do not share a data or control plane, so you cannot use LACP/802.3ad.

With that config, you don't load balance inbound, but do load balance outbound traffic.

 

Thanks,

Kirk...

Ok Kirk, thanks! I have two uplinks per dvs. Should they being configured in active/active or active/standby?

 

If it's guest VM networking, then generally active active is what you want.

For Vmotion, you generally want to try to keep your Vmotion traffic EAST-WEST on local FI, so you will want to set Vmotion 'active' NIC for your hosts to be on the same FI, and the standby NIC to map to vNICs pinned to other FI. 

 

Thanks,

Kirk...

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Ok Kirk, thanks! I have two uplinks per dvs. Should they being configured in active/active or active/standby?

Route Based on Originating Port ID and Route Based on Source MAC Hash are supported in UCS. Please find Cisco reference document below:

Document: https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/docs/servers-unified-computing/ucs-b-series-blade-servers/200519-UCS-B-series-Teaming-Bonding-Options-wi.html

 

Regards,

Anarv Handoo

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