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LACP ... friend or foe?

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Hello

I have 4 ESXi hosts with 10GB cards and a FreeNAS with 2 x Dual 10GB cards. I do not have a 10GB switch available.

esx1: 192.168.1.2/24 nas1-1:192.168.1.1/24
esx2: 192.168.2.2/24 nas1-2:192.168.2.1/24
esx3: 192.168.3.2/24 nas1-3:192.168.3.1/24
esx4: 192.168.4.2/24 nas1-4:192.168.4.1/24

I'm setting up a 4 node DEV cluster and will have nested ESX clusters as well, so would like to use the same FreeNAS/iSCSI target. If I configure point-to-point on the physical ESX hosts, all is good.

But if I utilize the nested hosts, then their nested IP could migrate to another physical host and the point-to-point would fail.

For example, if esx-nested-1: 192.168.1.11/24 is running on esx1, all is good. But if this nested host is migrated to esx2, then the point-to-point fails.

Question - can LACP be used for where I have no switch - so set up a 4 member LACP/LB interface?

esx1: 192.168.1.2/24 nas1-1:192.168.1.1/24
esx2: 192.168.1.3/24 nas1-1:192.168.1.1/24
esx3: 192.168.1.4/24 nas1-1:192.168.1.1/24
esx4: 192.168.1.5/24 nas1-1:192.168.1.1/24

Thanks in advance.
 
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