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What load balancing mode to use with B200M4 and OEL6?

Hello.

We have some B200M4 servers connected to 2xFI6248. Both FI6248 are connected to 2xNexus 5548 via 2 vPCs. vPCs are in trunk mode with access to couple of VLANs.

B200M4 server profiles contains 2 vNICs each virtually connected to separate FI.

I've installed Oracle Linux 6 (which is like redhat 6) and not sure what balancing method to use for bonding. AFAIK there is 6 of them:

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/20975828/bonding-on-redhat-6-with-lacp

! Please advice.

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Re: What load balancing mode to use with B200M4 and OEL6?

Hello Evgenly,

Hopefully, you figured out the answer by this time.

Only active-backup ( mode 1 ) is supported on servers managed by UCSM / FI

https://www.kernel.org/doc/Documentation/networking/bonding.txt

For baremetal OS, it is recommended to use Fabric Failover feature in UCSM ( UCS handles NIC redundancy ).

It also eliminates configuration requirement from OS as only one NIC interface is visible to it.

Thanks

Padma

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