What is the preferred method of Hyper-V NIC Teaming? Hash or Hyper-v? RRS feed

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  • I'm running 4 server 2012 hyper-v hosts in 2 separate clusters; I'm wanting to setup my NIC teams in the best manner.

    The NICS are spread across two line cards in Cisco 4510 chassis so I will be using lacp for sure.

    Cluster 1, supports vmq on the NICS (4 ports spread across two NICS) 

    Cluster 2, does not support vmq (4 ports spread across two NICS)

    I will be using scvmm 2012sp1 to administer both.

    Q1: Is HyperVPort the best way to team my NICS? what about if your NICS do not support VMQ?

    Q2: If I use a hash algorithm, which is the preferred one to use? (TransportPorts, IPAddresses, or MacAddress?)

    Some input on what other people are doing would be great! Thanks.

    • Edited by Hi.Craig Wednesday, May 15, 2013 6:14 PM
    Wednesday, May 15, 2013 6:13 PM


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