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ESXi 5.5 NIC teaming for Load balancing using Cisco Etherchannel

I am using Cisco 3750G stacked switch configured with etherchannel and connected to ESXi Server configured with NIC teaming; Load balancing as router based on IP Hash. Cisco Switch configuration: ( ...
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Can bonding 2 interfaces double the speed?

I have 2 linux boxes running centos 6.5 each with 2 interfaces bonded together, linked to a Cisco 2960-S switch with lacp configured ports. The configuration on the switch port-channel load-balance ...
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LACP with 2 NICs working when either one is down, not when both are up

I'm running into problems with getting a LACP trunk to operate properly on Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS. My setup is a single host connected with two 10 Gbe interfaces to two seperate Nexus 5548 switches, with ...
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Linux Centos6 adapter bonding - Cisco 2960S EtherChannel LACP

I want to connect a CentOS 6.4 Linux Box with two NICs to a Cisco 2960S using LACP 802.3ad port aggregation. This mainly for redundancy reasons (and hopefully more bandwith). We don't use VLAN ...
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Extending a PaGP EtherChannel run beyond the maximum ethernet length [closed]

I have an office downstairs which requires approximately 500 feet of cat-5 to reach. We have a basic L2 switch in a closet at the halfway point which acts as a signal booster, and allows us to give ...
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Etherchannel between Cisco 3750 and Dell 5424 and Dell 5324

I am putting in a Cisco 3750 as a core switch and have existing Dell 5424 & 5324 switches at the access level. I know some times incompatabilities in implementation of advanced features such as ...
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iSCSI SAN Implementation with several ESXi hosts and two Equallogic SANs

I work for a small state college. We currently have 4 ESXi hosts (all made by Dell), 2 EqualLogic SANs (PS4000 and PS4100) and a bunch of old HP Procurve switches. The current setup is very far from ...
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Is Etherchannel actually needed on a Cisco switch when configuring NIC teaming on a server?

As per subject: I have some HP servers that support NIC teaming (O.S. is Windows Server 2008 R2), and I have a Cisco switch that supports Etherchannel. Do I need to configure a channel on the switch ...
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Howto setup EtherChannel in between two cisco switch 2960

I suddenly must configure two cisco switch 2960s within the same network, basically the idea is that through two cables they will physically be connected but logically, in each switch, two ports must ...
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NIC teaming and EtherChannel

Cisco Catalyst 2960S Switch Intel Dual Port NIC (teamed) BroadComm Quad Port NIC (teamed 2 ports) We hired a contractor to setup a fairly simple SQL cluster and SAN storage. With the above switch ...