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Case 1. There is a server connecting to 2 different switches for redundancy purpose and a bond interface created with 2 slaves physically connecting to each switches with a bonding mode 802.3ad. Is it correct? As per IEEE, 802.3ad is active-active by STP blocks one of the server uplinks. What am I missing here. The proper way is to use active-passive (...


The following configuration works for me. The essential part is bond-xmit-hash-policy layer3+4 which controls the interface hashing policy for transmit packets. It is also the rough equivalent of that the switch does in regards to load balancing the packets.


My advice is not to use LAG of any sort unless you're using a VMware distributed switch and have the right licensing environment to take advantage of it. Single-host ESXi static link-aggregation is not going to do what you think it will. If you need more bandwidth, move to 10GbE networking. You're not going to be able to get more than 1Gb from the setup you ...

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