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Bridging NIC Cards in Windows 2003 Server for network redundancy possible?

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I am wanting to set up 2 NIC's in the same 2k3 Server (SP2), both are GA311 Gigabit cards, this is so that if one fails then the system will continue to work on the single IP address with all the clients.

I set the Card A to 192.168.160.3 / 255.255.255.0 / 192.168.160.248 Gateway / 192.168.160.1 DNS with no secondary
I set the Card B to 192.168.160.4 / 255.255.255.0 / 192.168.160.248 Gateway / 192.168.160.1 DNS with no secondary

I then joined both cards and created a Bridge with IP 192.168.160.1 / 255.255.255.0 / 192.168.160.248 Gateway / 192.168.160.1 DNS with no secondary

All the clients see the server as the 192.168.160.1 address at the moment but I'm not sure if this is the correct way to achieve what I need to.

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Bridging is not used for redundancy.


http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsServer/en/library/8c6c4acb-49db-4d8a-844f-1fe31c4b2ded1033.mspx?mfr=true

What you want to do is Team them.  Teaming software is vendor specific.  I can't seem to find any for Netgear, but that doesn't mean it doesn't exist - I just can't find it.

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Thanks for that, looks like I'm going to have to swap out the NIC's for teaming supported ones, just going to have a look for one.
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