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 System > Fabric > Profiles > Uplink Profiles > 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, select Default Teaming.
  6. 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.
  7. Enter a value for the Transport VLAN and MTU.
  8. Click Add at the bottom of the dialog box.
  9. Under Teamings, click Add to add an entry for link aggregation.
  10. Select Fabric > Nodes > Host Transport Nodes > Add.
  11. In the Host Details tab, enter IP address, OS name, admin credentials, and SHA-256 thumbprint of the host.
  12. In the N-VDS tab, select the uplink profile uplink-profile1 that was created in step 3.
  13. In the Physical NICs field, the physical NICs and uplinks dropdown list reflects the new NICs and uplink profile. Specifically, the uplinks lag1-0 and lag1-1, corresponding to the LAG lag1 that was created in step 4 are displayed. Select a physical NIC for lag1-0 and a physical NIC for lag1-1.
  14. Enter information for the other fields.