Resolution Problem with Multiple NIC's
Posted on 2006-05-24
Hi, I'm new to the Forum so I'll explain this the best I can.
I have a couple servers that I'm trying to configure on a separate VLAN for backup purposes. The majority of these server have at least 3 NIC's installed: 2 that are teamed with a 10.0.31.x address, which is plugged into a standard 10/100 port on our switch, and the third acting as the backup NIC with an address of 10.0.91.x, which is plugged into a Gig Port on the switch. The problem is, whenever I ping from any other machine in the network, I hit the machine's .31.x address, but, if I'm on that specific machine and ping the machine name, it resolves as the .91.x address. I'm experiencing intermittent problems, such as email spontaneously not sending/receiving, servers locking up, and service failures (web, etc) since assignment.
Solutions I've tried:
All the servers have manual entries in DNS and I've also tried entering either the .31.x address or the servers assigned private IP (192.168.100.x) into the hosts file, but with no luck.
Is there a priority assignment for Addresses with faster connections within windows? I've googled this for a couple days off and on and haven't found any possible resolution.
This website is the best resource I've found for solutions to problems, so... thanks in advance.