server lan cards

I have a few servers etc with 4 network interface cards etc, only one of the connections is live to the network etc.

I want to enable more resilince etc so am i right in thinking i can connect the other cards to the same network etc ?

Comex_ITAsked:
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2CsCommented:
Try this link and download the utilities for the network card and see if those have the options required, also make sure you check in device manager first to see what make your NIC is:

http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/driverslist.aspx?c=us&cs=04&l=en&s=bsd&ServiceTag=&SystemID=PWE_R710&os=WNET&osl=en&catid=&impid=

Al
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2CsCommented:
No you can't just enable them, if you do then the devices will have more than one IP address and DNS will fail, also it will duplicate traffic.

What make are the servers?
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Comex_ITAuthor Commented:
Dell Servers
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2CsCommented:
Can you let me know the models as well sorry. With HP they allow you 'Team' the NICs so that one will act for redundancy.

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Comex_ITAuthor Commented:
sorry

Dell Poweredge R710
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