NIC Teaming with different switches
Posted on 2009-02-24
We are trying to configure nic teaming on our servers/blades
here are the scenarios :
Network is full redundant with active passive topology.
2 backbone sw <--> 2 distr sw <--> access switches
Here is the scenario :
We should eliminate the single point of failures, the only spof is the servers, we are planning to use redundant nics on the servers connecting to TWO DIFFERENT Switches. (All switches are Cisco)
I know we can use of nic-teaming software (dual homing, HA) of several vendors for fault tolerance BUT many of the solutions are only for a single switch connection.
We need a high availability (nic-teaming) solution to use with our full redundant network.
And operating systems are being used are Windows 2000-2003, Linux, Solaris
Any specific recommendations are welcome.
Thanks in advance.