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VLAN, Switch, Team, Failover... how

Last Modified: 2012-06-21
I am looking at purchasing new switches, possibly 2 HP Procurve 2810s. I have a few Dell R710 servers with dual and quad port NICs. I want to setup a failover on the switches.

My understanding is that, I can just create a NIC team (active/failover) and plug a nic in each switch. My bandwidth would still remain 1GB. We could do a round robin though, right?

We have one ASA 5510 device that would be where the routing takes place, and the VLANing.

I might go for a layer 3 switch setup so we can do increased failover and of course more bandwidth between VLANs. In the future I would like to have failover on the Cisco side

Any recommendations on my setup?
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