The LACP support on a vSphere Distributed Switch lets network devices to negotiate automatic bundling of links by sending LACP packets to a peer. However, the LACP support on a vSphere Distributed Switch has limitations.

  • The LACP support is not compatible with software iSCSI multipathing.

  • The LACP support settings are not available in host profiles.

  • The LACP support is not possible between nested ESXi hosts.

  • The LACP support does not work with the ESXi dump collector.

  • The LACP support does not work with port mirroring.

  • The teaming and failover health check does not work for LAG ports. LACP checks the connectivity of the LAG ports.

  • The enhanced LACP support works correctly when only one LAG handles the traffic per distributed port or port group.

  • The LACP 5.1 support only works with IP Hash load balancing and Link Status Network failover detection.

  • The LACP 5.1 support only provides one LAG per distributed switch and per host.