Creating a Link Aggregation Group for a vSphere Lab [Video]

In this video, I review the creation of a Link Aggregation Group (LAG) on my home lab’s HP V1910-24G switch. While the process is relatively straight forward, I found it different enough from the process on a Cisco switch that it was worth recording. Also, I really couldn’t find any other documentation on it elsewhere and the fact that I had to go back and configure the LAG’s VLANs threw me off at first.

With that said, the HP V1910 sure has been a lot of fun to work with and makes a great home lab switch based on the price, features, and warranty / support that you get. I feel like I got my money’s worth.

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High Level Configuration Tasks

  1. Set the load balance policy on the vSwitch connected to the Link Aggregation uplinks to “Route based on IP Hash” and make sure all uplinks are marked Active
  2. Create a new Link Aggregation group on the physical switch with LACP Disabled (Static mode)
  3. Set the Port Type for the LAG to Trunk
  4. Add the necessary Tagged VLANs to the LAG Trunk