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How do I connect a server to multiple switches for failover

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I want to set up a redundant connection to the network for a few servers.  I have two IDF switches that will be cross-connected to two core switches for redundancy; I want to connect my server(s) to both IDF switches so they have dual paths in case one of the IDF switches dies.
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You can use 2 NICS on each server and hook them up to the correct switches and then enable Network Load Balancing on the NICS so the server will use both of them at the same time for more speed and reliability.

Basic Microsoft info on NLB
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb742455.aspx
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/high-availability.aspx

How to configure it in 2003
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/323437
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Thanks.  To be more precise, I want to do this on vSphere.
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