i have a 6 port intel server nic. under the settings on ESXi5, i aggregated 4 of the ports.
i have ZFSGuru running on the VM, which is based off of FreeBSD 9, iirc. this VM has two interfaces, an e1000/em0 and a vxmnet2/vxn0.
initially, i did not set link aggregation on my switch, which is an Allied Telesis AT-9924T. things seemed to work alright. just a few minutes ago, i set port trunking (which is what the manual refers to when talking about link aggregation for some reason) on the switch, and set the aggregation on ESXi to "route based on IP hash" (read on another thread that that's what it should be).
well, after creating the trunk group on the switch, the ZFSGuru's interfaces cannot connect to the hosts on the networks, and as a result the hosts on the network cannot connect to it.
oddly enough, the windows 2008r2 VMs i have on the same ESXi5 box have no problems with connections after i created the aggregated ports on the switch.
i have tried accessing in and out of both the em0 and vxn0 links but neither works.
any and all help will be greatly appreciated.