Is LACP with Normal Uplinks possible

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Oct 21st, 2014
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I need to setup a NIC team, using LACP on a Dell Server.

 

I have two switches, up-linked together (not stacked).

 

Is it possible to create a LACP group, two ports, one port from each switch?

 

Correct Answer by Jody Lemoine about 2 years 9 months ago

Unfortunately, no. There needs to be single device controlling all links for LACP to work correctly, so stacking is a minimum requirement for your switches to do this.

If you're looking for failover functionality in the event of a switch failure, there are other options depending on what you're running on that server. You can bridge the two links and rely on the switches' spanning-tree protocol to block one of them, for example.

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Jody Lemoine Wed, 10/22/2014 - 06:45
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Unfortunately, no. There needs to be single device controlling all links for LACP to work correctly, so stacking is a minimum requirement for your switches to do this.

If you're looking for failover functionality in the event of a switch failure, there are other options depending on what you're running on that server. You can bridge the two links and rely on the switches' spanning-tree protocol to block one of them, for example.

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