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make 2 network cards run off same ip

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i have two ethernet ports on the back of my new server, how do i make them so they have the same ip.

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You can't, but depending on the server type you might be able to team them for failover.
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but what about bridging?

maybe im explaining wrong.

i want it so that if i plug a network cable into port A then i can plug into port B at the same time and instead of running at for example, 100mb/s it will run at 200 mb/s

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Bridging will require a switch that supports bonding the nics on the server.  What brand of server and switch do you have?
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Server:    Generation 5 HP DL380

Switch:   HP 1GB Procurve 2810  48 port

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Is the server running Windows?
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windwos 2003 standard r2
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Windows doesn't support aggregation of the nics.  The best you can do is "team" the nics for failover which will reduce your throughput but about 10%.  (The connection will say 200m but it's not.

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Leon TealeSenior Penetration Tester

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how do i 'team' them?

i thinks thats actually what i was looking for.

and our connection is actually 1Gb btw thtat wont makle a difference will it?

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Launch the "HP network configuration Utility, select the 2 nics then click Team.  You can launch the network utility from the hp icon in the tool tray or from the control panel.  If you don't have the CD you can download it from HP.
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very helpful, thanks.
i have been working along side my IT manager and we managed to crack this off using windows version (bridging).
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