Useful type of configurations in case of port-channel needs in VMware environments - these are 3 options for this:

Option I:

- Select “Route based on IP hash” on the vSwitch

- Configure Port channel on the Catalyst switches to bundle the links to the physical adapters.

 

Option II:

- Select “Route based on source MAC hash” as the load balancing method on the vSwitch

- Do not configure port channel on the Cisco Catalyst switches.

 

Option III:

- If “Route based on the originating virtual switch port ID” is used on the vSwitch, do not team the Virtual Ethernet Adapters as Active/Active on the virtual servers - you may use as Active/Standby on the Virtual servers

- Do not configure port channel on the Cisco Catalyst switches.

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