Teaming Intel Network cards
Posted on 2010-08-14
Two parter really,
I have a Intel Modular Server with Server 2008 R2 (PDC)
I want to Team the Nics for bandwith. Do I follow this proccess>
1. give each NIC a Different IP Address in the same range ?
2. Obviuosly the subnet
3. Enter the Gateway on both nics (complains here) or not enter
4. Enter DNS on both which points to this server
Make Team and Give another different IP address for the virtual adaptor.
Give the same IP address,gateway and DNS to NIC 1 and 2 and the virtual adaptor
Anyone who has had first hand use of the modular server switch would be handy as well (on the external ports I have a 4 port LAG/Trunk operational and would like to know if I should do the above Teaming or if the switche itself routes the traffic through the two NIC's as they stand at the moment and what the config would be for the NIC's to achive this.