I just purchased two dell poweredge servers, each with two network ports. My question is, I currently have one server running and would like to replace with these two. I am assigned one master IP address with another block of 25 ip addresses that all point to the one server. Since i am currently running my own DNS server on the machine i currently have and will be running DNS again on the new machine, is it possible that i can simply use an ethernet cable and connect the two servers directly to each other? Or do i need have a new line run by the Colocation facility, and if so, can i simply assign the second server one of the IP addresses in the block that i have?
Any help would be greatly appreciated, i have looked all over the web, but unable to find anything.