This procedure describes how to create an uplink profile that has a link aggregation group configured, and how to configure an ESXi host transport node to use that uplink profile.

Prerequisites

Procedure

  1. From a browser, log in with admin privileges to an NSX Manager at https://<nsx-manager-ip-address>.
  2. Select Fabric > Profiles > Uplink Profiles and click Add.
  3. Enter a name and optionally a description.

    For example, you enter the name uplink-profile1.

  4. Under LAGs, click Add to add a link aggregation group.

    For example, you add an LAG called lag1 with 2 uplinks.

  5. Under Teamings, enter Active Uplinks for the Default Teaming entry.
  6. Under Teamings, click Add to add an entry for link aggregation.
    1. Enter a name.
    2. Select a teaming policy.
    3. In the Active Uplinks field, enter the name of the LAG that you added in the step 4. In this example, the name is lag1.
    4. Enter a value for the Transport VLAN and MTU.
    5. Click Add at the bottom of the dialog box.
  7. Select Fabric > Nodes > Transport Nodes > Add.
  8. Enter information in the General tab.
  9. In the N-VDS tab, select the uplink profile uplink-profile1 that was created in step 3.
  10. In the Physical NICs field, you will see a dropdown list of physical NICs, and a dropdown list of uplinks that you specified when you created the uplink profile. Specifically, you will see the uplinks lag1-0 and lag1-1, corresponding to the LAG lag1 that was created in step 4. Select a physical NIC for lag1-0 and a physical NIC for lag1-1.
  11. Enter information for the other fields.