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I’m struggling to get NIC teaming (aggregating) between a ESXi 6.5 host and HPE switches.


Here are my VSwitch settings (interfaces inherit their settings from vswitch)


Link discovery, mode: Listen

Link discovery, protocol: Cisco discovery protocol


Security, Promiscuous mode: Reject

Security, MAC address changes: Reject

Security, Forged transmits: Reject


NIC teaming, Load balancing: Route based on IP hash

NIC teaming, Network failover detection: Link status only

NIC teaming, Notify switches: Yes

NIC teaming, Failback: Yes

NIC teaming, Failover order:

  vmnic4 – 1000Mbps – Active

  vmnic5 – 1000Mbps – Active

  vmnic6 – 1000Mbps – Active

  vmnic7 – 1000Mbps – Active


Traffic shaping: Disabled.


I think my vmware settings are more or less correct, or what?


However I need to know more about how to set up the HP switches, if LACP is used or not etc…


First HP switch: HPE 1920S-24G – JL381A

Menu item: Trunks / Configuration

Have configured three trunks with 4 ports each.  All with a bunch of tagged VLANs.


Here are the default trunk settings:


Admin mode: Enabled


STP Mode: Disabled


Static Mode: Enabled (should it be dynamic to allow LACP?)


Load balance (5 choices, what do I select here??):

Source MAC, VLAN, Ethertype, Incoming port

Destination MAC, VLAN, Ethertype, Incoming port

Source+Destination MAC, VLAN, Ethertype, Incoming port

Source IP and Source TCP-UDP Port fields

Destination IP and Destination TCP-UDP Port fields

Source+Destination IP and Source+Destination TCP-UDP Port fields


Second switch:  HPE V1910-24G

Menu item: Network / Link aggregation

Have configured three trunks with 4 ports each.  All with a bunch of tagged VLANs.


The default setting for each trunk is:

Aggregation interface type: Static

(should I enable LACP for the ports here?)


If I should use LACP, it has its own menu item where I can select which switch ports to enable for LACP and the priority between the system and the LACP ports.


Menu item: VLAN / Modify Port:

Selected all trunks and changed all their ports ‘Link type’ from ‘Access’ to ‘Trunk’ type port.


I have played a lot with this and ended up with no traffic flow at all or only traffic via one of the interfaces…  

Thanks a lot for comments on which settings are correct or if I need to do something else…



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