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  • 1.  LACP with different NIC vendors

    Posted Aug 27, 2019 02:55 PM

    Hello everyone,

    I would like to know if I can create a virtual switch, connected to 4 physical NICs (2 Intel and 2 Broadcom) and configure LACP with IP Hash. My question is: does teaming between different NIC models work? Because for example in MS Windows Server you need to have the same NIC model.

    Thanks a lot for your help! Regards!



  • 2.  RE: LACP with different NIC vendors

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted Aug 27, 2019 03:42 PM

    You really shouldn't be using LACP at all, use route based on original port ID or route based physical NIC load if you have distributed switches.

    LACP is a misunderstood technology and is used between hosts and switches when there is no benefit and it adds unnecessary complexity.



  • 3.  RE: LACP with different NIC vendors

    Posted Aug 27, 2019 03:45 PM

    +1 to the above. Unless you ​really​ understand LACP well, you shouldn't be using it with vSphere. And even then, you probably still shouldn't be using it.