I am migrating from a Dell switch stack to a stack of X440 switches. I have 3 VMware ESXi hosts to attach to the stack; each host uses a link aggregate of 6 physical connections.
VMware's knowledge base states that ESXI only supports an "IP HASH" load sharing algorithm. This is a Cisco term that does not appear in the xOS documentation.
My SummitStack will support address-based load sharing, but what is the correct algorithm for ESXi?
You can use the default (L2) but then ESXi won't perform the load sharing, which defeats the purpose of having a link aggregate.
The Dell switch stack uses "Source IP address and source port". There is no corresponding xOS algorithm.
L3 uses both the source and destination IP Addresses; L3_L4 uses the source and destination IP addresses and ports.