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I have a Dell Server with 2 NIC Cards. I have Windows 2003 Standard 32bit edition with Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 Enteprise edition. I need to know what is the recommendation for NIC configuration.  I currently have aproduction machine utilizing 'NIC 1'.  Should I enable the Virtual Machine to utilize 'NIC 2"?  Or share 'NIC1' with the host machine.  Thanks for insight and any additional detail
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Microsoft recommends that you use 1 nic for the host, and then other NICs for the VN guests.  This configuration ensures that the host will have network bandwidth available to it regardless of how much bandwidth the guests are consuming.  That said, og a gigabit network, I haven't seen any issues with sharing the same NIC between my host and guest machines.  I use the additional NICs to connect to different VLANs.

So, use both NICs to follow Microsoft best practices, or use 1 NIC to keep things simple.  Your call.
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You are correct! Also, here is the article - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc708332.aspx
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