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  • 1.  Load balancing via IP HASH without LACP

    Posted Jun 24, 2020 08:55 AM

    Hi there,

    I wondering if I can setup a standard vSwitch with IP Hash without LACP.

    My customer only have an Essential Plus licence, therefore I cannot setup a distributed vSwitch and LACP protocol on my physical switch.

    If I deploy a standard vSwitch with two network cards, IP Hash load balanced and on my physical switch I set the port in trunk mode but without LACP (because it's not supported on standard vSwitch), is there a realy load balanced traffic between my two NIC or it's on active passif mode and thus 1 NIC is only active ?

    Thanks in advance for your answer

    Best regards



  • 2.  RE: Load balancing via IP HASH without LACP

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted Jun 24, 2020 09:58 AM

    This should help: Route Based on IP Hash



  • 3.  RE: Load balancing via IP HASH without LACP

    Posted Jun 24, 2020 11:56 AM

    Thank you for your answer

    This document says " ESXi hosts support only 802.3ad link aggregation in Static mode . You can only use a static Etherchannel with vSphere Standard Switches. LACP is not supported"

    We have Aruba physical switches so as I understand, it's impossible to configure load balancing with IP Hash ?



  • 4.  RE: Load balancing via IP HASH without LACP

    Posted Jun 24, 2020 11:59 AM

    If it doesn't support static LAGs, then no.



  • 5.  RE: Load balancing via IP HASH without LACP

    Posted Jun 24, 2020 03:15 PM

    It does support static LAGs

    We will configure LACP on physical switch and test (with standard vSwitch) if it's working



  • 6.  RE: Load balancing via IP HASH without LACP

    Posted Jun 24, 2020 03:19 PM

    You can't use LACP as that's a dynamic LAG which requires a vDS. Only static LAGs are supported with a standard switch.



  • 7.  RE: Load balancing via IP HASH without LACP

    Posted Jun 24, 2020 03:48 PM

    I can configure dynamic LACP trunk, static LACP trunk or static trunk (non protocol) on my physical switch



  • 8.  RE: Load balancing via IP HASH without LACP

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted Jun 24, 2020 03:33 PM

    Taken from the link I posted previously: