Is it possible to use bridged/teamed NIC's on a server to connect two switches together?
Posted on 2011-10-03
I have a server with Two NIC ports: Port 1, Port 2. I bridged them using Windows (Server 2008 R2 Enterprise, if it matters). I have two 48 port HP Procurve switches (Switch 1 and Switch 2). I plugged Port 1 into Switch1, and port two into Switch2. Would this method, without a link between the two switches, other than the server's bridged NIC ports, allow communication between switches? It seems possible, but i was unsure if the server would allow traffic to hosts other than itself to passthrough destined for a device (such as the router) on the other switch.
If this is possible, please specify how; such as advanced NIC settings, etc.
Thanks in advance.