Dualport NIC vs two single port NIC in a team.
Posted on 2006-03-21
I have two stacked switches and most of my servers are new HP Proliant's with intigrated dualport nic..
But I also have many old servers that also need two NIC for redundancy in case of failure...
And I just cant decide what to choose.. A dualport nic, takes only one slot, a tad cheaper OR should I choose two NIC that support teaming, the only advantage over two cards must be that one card can completely break down without loss. If a dualport NIC fails both ports are gone..
Im in to a dualport one, reason, there are still parts that can break down, motherboard, raid-cards etc.
Anyone with some wise and clever words?
Regards, Magnus Finbom