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HP Servers NIC Teaming with Cisco Nexus 2000/5000

I have number of HP switches that will be connected to Cisco Nexus 2000/5000 switches.

In  HP Servers, there are multiple options for NIC teaming.  I like to  connect each port in a NIC card to two different Nexus 2000 switches  extension to Nexus 5000 switches.  Nexus 5000 switches will be  configured as VPC for clustering.

Wanted to know what whould be the best NIC teaming option from the followng HP Server's NIC Teaming options:

Automatic

802.3ad Dynamic with Fault Tolerence

Switch-assisted load balancing with Fault Tolerance (SLB)

Transmit load balancing with Fault Tolerance (TLB)

Transmit Load Balancing with Fault tolerance and preference order

Network Fault Tolerance Only (NFT)

Network Fault Tolerance with Preference Order

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HP Servers NIC Teaming with Cisco Nexus 2000/5000

Nexus switches only support LACP (802.3ad) or ON mode.  So, to match your server config with your switch, the first option is the best one to use.  I think, SLB is a Microsoft propriety protocol.

HTH

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HP Servers NIC Teaming with Cisco Nexus 2000/5000

I want to add something to what Reza said. If you are 2Ks are dual homed to 5000 s you can't dual home a server to 2Ks . This feature is only supported on 5500 (evPC)

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