Connecting two windows 2008r2 servers
Posted on 2010-09-10
I have two servers each with two network cards. The first card is linked to the public internet, the second are used to link the two servers together internally via a direct cable between the two machines.
I setup the internal card to use IP addresses 10.10.11.10 and 10.10.11.11 and left the gateway and dns blank. This is what I have done with win2003 in the past but with win2008 it refuses to connect.
So I tried setting the gateway of 10.10.11.10 to 10.10.11.11 and the reverse on the other server. That worked and now the machines can communicate but for some reason that breaks the DNS which was working on the other card just fine. Basicially I have not been able to get both networks connected without problems at the same time.
What are the correct settings to link two 2008r2 servers together?