What is the status of the uplink by default?

A vSphere Standard Switch has been configured for IP-based load balancing using two uplinks.
A new uplink is added to the vSwitch.

What is the status of the uplink by default?

A.
The uplink is placed in standby mode until it is added to the active NIC team.

B.
The uplink is marked as active but does not participate in the active NIC team until assigned to a port group.

C.
The uplink is marked as active, but cannot be used by the active NIC team until it is added to the existing 802.3ad group on the physical switch.

D.
The uplink is marked as unused until it is added to the active NIC team.

One Comment on “What is the status of the uplink by default?

  1. Raj says:

    LACP or IEEE 802.3ad – open standard
    EtherChannel vs. 802.ad – Cisco proprietary

    IP Hash Load Balancing, which requires Static Etherchannel or static 802.3ad be configured on the switching infrastructure, uses a hashing algorithm based on source and destination IP address to determine which host uplink egress traffic should be routed through


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