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Re: Settings to enable LAG between M4300 12X12F and QNAP TVS-h1288X

McShorty
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Settings to enable LAG between M4300 12X12F and QNAP TVS-h1288X

Hello,

 

we want to activate link aggregation on our QNAP TVS-h1288X. We are using a NetGear ProSafe M4300-12X12F as managed switch. 

 

Does anyone have recommendations which settings to chose on the devices?

 

Qnap Tvs-h1288X:

Q1a) Layer 2 (MAC)

Q1b) Layer 2+3 (MAC+IP)


Netgear ProSafe 4300:
N1) Admin Mode - Enable/Disable - Assumption:Enable ?

N2) Link Trap - Enable/Disable - Assumption:Disable ?

N3) STP Mode - Enable/Disable - Assumption:Enable ?

N4) Static Mode - Enable/Disable - Assumption:Disable ?

N5) Hash Mode

N5a) Src MAC, VLAN, EType, incoming Port

N5b) Dest MAC, VLAN, EType, incoming Port

N5c) Src/Dest MAC, VLAN, EType, incoming Port

N5d) Src IP and Src TCP/UDP Port fields

N5e) Dest IP and Dest TCP/UDP Port fields

N5f) Src/Dest IP and Dest TCP/UDP Port fields

N5g) Enhanced hashing mode

Which settings do we have to chose for Q1, N1, N2, N3, N4 und N5?

 

Thank you very much for your support!

 

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schumaku
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Re: Settings to enable LAG between M4300 12X12F and QNAP TVS-h1288X

There is no rocket science or any special config required to configure a LAG between a QTS NAS and M4300 or any other Netgear Smart Managed switch 8-)

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McShorty
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Re: Settings to enable LAG between M4300 12X12F and QNAP TVS-h1288X

Hello @schumaku,

 

Thank you very much for your answer. I tried to think about it - do you mean, that I can choose any combination of Q1 and N5 and it does make no difference? 

 

My hope was to get some advices from other community members, who are more experienced within this topic.

 

Best regards
McShorty

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schumaku
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Re: Settings to enable LAG between M4300 12X12F and QNAP TVS-h1288X


@McShorty wrote:

N1) Admin Mode - Enable/Disable

a LAG is a Link Aggregation Group, combining two or more links. Guess you want to have it enabled?

N2) Link Trap - Enable/Disable

Link status changes should trigger a TRAP on an SNMP receiver? If yes: Keep it enabled 8-) 

N3) STP Mode - Enable/Disable

Spanning Tree Protocol should kept enabled on all ports. Guess this needs to be enabled on an STP enabled network.

N4) Static Mode - Enable/Disable 

.You intend to configure a (static) LAG or a dynamic LACP LAG?

 

Yes, sometime it's essential to understand the networking 1x1 before attempting to master the big unknown. This would protect from some assumptions. Please read my previous reply accordingly.

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McShorty
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Re: Settings to enable LAG between M4300 12X12F and QNAP TVS-h1288X

Hello @schumaku,

 

Thank you very much for your answer. It helps a lot to understand the settings.

 

I am very sorry to have formulated the introducing post in a misleading way. I tried to describe the GUI in a systematic way. Checkboxes I described by "Enable/Disable". Dropdown values I described by using a numeric index...

 

I attached the pictures of the GUI of the LACP setting of Qnap and Netgear (which I should have done in the introducing post). 

 

Do you have recommendations, which hash policy of the Qnap fits best to the hash mode setting of the Netgear?

 

Thank you very much
McShorty

 

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