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Old 07-23-2009, 12:36 PM
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How many network interfaces port do you normally keep in a single server? If we have two network port, and if primary goes down how can we switch it back to secondary? Do we need to do any configuration changes? Is it all on the applications?
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Old 08-21-2009, 09:56 AM
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You'll either have NIC "Teaming", Port channels, or Link Aggregation. Depending on the vendor, they may call this a multitude of different names!
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Old 09-16-2009, 07:18 AM
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How many network interfaces port do you normally keep in a single server? If we have two network port, and if primary goes down how can we switch it back to secondary? Do we need to do any configuration changes? Is it all on the applications?
Yes, you need to configure the network interface settings in the server to use secondary network port incase the first goes down.
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Old 11-23-2010, 06:06 AM
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If you're going to use the second external connection only for VPN, then there's no problem and no additional software is required. If you wanted to support two Internet connection for general use, then you'd need RainConnect at www.rainfinity.com
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Old 12-04-2010, 07:05 AM
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How many network interfaces port do you normally keep in a single server? If we have two network port, and if primary goes down how can we switch it back to secondary? Do we need to do any configuration changes? Is it all on the applications?
Hey this is really nice question, I will be happy if I am getting the answer. Because adding more network capacity via multi-port network adapters can enhanced required availability for business critical migrations. Host node reliability is critical when especially multiple virtual machines operates on a single server, thus in such cases reliability of server becomes much more important.
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Old 12-06-2010, 06:22 AM
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Yes mike, I totally agree with you.Multi-port network adapters is really useful for major and critical businesses.
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Old 01-27-2012, 09:23 AM
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You can use as many cards as you slots for, however, when installed on a system with Client OS (None server Windows), you can Not use NICs that are configured on the same Network (Subnet).
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Old 06-12-2012, 06:30 AM
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This is a topic that comes up all of the time. Especially when dealing with Hyper-V clusters. The short answer to the question is - it depends. You can use as many cards as you slots for, however, when installed on a system with Client OS (None server Windows), you can Not use NICs that are configured on the same Network (Subnet).
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Old 08-01-2013, 01:00 PM
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You can do NIC Teaming if you are looking for load balancing + Fail over. Incase you need it just for Fail over then you could manually switch between the interfaces. Anyways this does not happen very often so manually switching should not be an issue. Make sure the interfaces are configured and ready to go during failure.
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