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  • 1.  Problem trunk with cisco nexus 5000 and dell poweredge R710

    Posted Apr 28, 2012 08:20 AM

    Hi,

    I fail to establish a trunk between switches my Nexus 5000 - 2000 and my Dell PowerEdge R710 server.

    I already have a cluster of three server that works with trunk and configured as active on my new server.

    someone has an idea?

    Best regard,

    Cirvent



  • 2.  RE: Problem trunk with cisco nexus 5000 and dell poweredge R710

    Posted Apr 28, 2012 07:22 PM

    In order to configure trunk both end should be a switch but here you are trying to configure trunk with a switch and a server which is not possible. You have to make sure that both end is switch then go for trunking.

    milton 


  • 3.  RE: Problem trunk with cisco nexus 5000 and dell poweredge R710

    Posted Apr 29, 2012 01:35 AM

    milton123 wrote:

    In order to configure trunk both end should be a switch but here you are trying to configure trunk with a switch and a server which is not possible. You have to make sure that both end is switch then go for trunking.

    milton 

    This is misleading. You can most definitely set up a trunk port between a Cisco switch and ESXi host.

    I'm guessing that we're using the "HP ProCurve" perversion of this term which is a port channel. Again, this is also possible to an ESXi host.

    ESXi only supports static EtherChannel (channel-group mode on). You cannot use LACP without a Nexus 1000V switch installed on the host.

    This post should help: Sample configuration of EtherChannel / Link aggregation with ESX/ESXi and Cisco/HP switches



  • 4.  RE: Problem trunk with cisco nexus 5000 and dell poweredge R710

    Posted Apr 28, 2012 07:30 PM

    If you are talking about an EtherChannel configuration, please take a look at http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1004048 which describes the necessary settings as well as the limitations.

    André