I'm setting up an Interface group of 2 ethernet interfaces for IP storage in a test environment.
The switch doesn't support LACP, so I'm going with mode "multiple".
However, in general, I was wondering what the differences (benefits / disadvantages) of both modes are.
When creating an interface group with the onCommand system manager, the following descriptions are given for the 3 options at hand:
* Single - Only one of the ports is active at a time
* Multiple - All ports are simultaneously active
* LACP - LACP protocol determines which port should be used
What is the difference between LACP and Multiple? What are the advantages/disadvantages of both?
Is there a difference in max bandwidth and load balancing? Any other important differences?