LACP Primer – vSphere 5.5

LACP is a channel having two physical switches with a single link between. But hey what happens if we add a second physical link there? Oh yes, you will get a bridging loop. However switches have inbuilt mechanisms, which is Continue reading LACP Primer – vSphere 5.5

Much awaited LACP enhancement – vSphere 5.5

In vSphere 5.1, LACP implementation has some constraints and those were: Supports only one LAG per VDS per host. All uplinks in the dvuplink port group are included in this LAG. Only the IP hash load balancing algorithm is supported. Continue reading Much awaited LACP enhancement – vSphere 5.5

N+2 Failover for a Blade Design with Upstream Switches

A resilient and highly available Blade design with VC and Network uplink is always desirable. Yesterday we were discussing about two design scenario. First one use the very simple network topology and rescued us from SPOF (Single Point of Failure) Continue reading N+2 Failover for a Blade Design with Upstream Switches