TOE, Teaming Nics, best option for performance.
Posted on 2007-08-03
I'm putting together a SAN Melody system (Win based iSCSI SAN). For this role I have a Dell 1950 with 2 Nic's. 1 is the on board dual Gb Broadcom which has support for TOE and I see an option of teaming. As well I have an Gb Intel PT/1000 Dual card. Doesn't seem to have TOE, but I suppose I can team it. Then at the other end of things I have a switch that can aggregate links.
Since this will be an iSCSI SAN I need the max throughput possible from my options. I have never teamed up nics, or used TOE so I'm a little lost. I feel like the Broadcom in a team using TOE would be best, but figured I'd see what you guys think.