How to create a backbone between Windows servers with dual nics
Posted on 2005-04-19
I'm running Windows 2003 Server standard on three servers and each server has 2 gigabit network cards. Yes I can team them and have the managed switches to do this. However, I want to know also how to backbone them instead. I've seen other threads on the subject but never seen a complete solution (correct me if there is one).
Here's what I have:
primary lan: 172.20.1.xxx
server1: 172.20.1.98, running DNS, all DC functions (will be splitting off from SBS soon but not yet)
server2: 172.20.1.99, running DNS
server3: 172.20.1.96, just arrived, not setup at all yet, but this is the plan
secondary lan I've tried: 172.20.2.xxx, with services such as netbios over tcp, and lm host lookup disabled
server1: 172.20.2.98, dns and gateway entries empty
server2: 172.20.2.99, dns and gateway entries empty
server3: 172.20.2.96, dns and gateway entries empty
Switches: Dell 5324, 3324, 3348 all managed, can setup vlans, etc.
The above is what I've setup for servers 1 & 2, but they're not sending anything on that. I'm assuming I need to add entries to DNS but not sure what.