Gigabit backbone between 2 servers
Posted on 2004-08-25
Hello, we are setting up a web server with a db backend. The web server will be running Windows 2003 Enterprise and the DB/File Server is running Windows 2000 Advanced server. Right now the local network is 10/100, but we want to add extra cards to the servers for maximum transmission speed between them, thus we're looking at gigabit cards.
1. What brands/models are recommended for low-medium load servers? (I've seen some Intels for $50 and other Intels for $100, but I don't know what the difference is. Please don't think I'm limiting myself to Intels, though.).
2. How do I configure the servers to use the Gigabit adapters when communicating with each other and the 10/100 to deal with the clients?