I'm new to the concept of NIC redundancy.
Here's my scenario:
I have DELL R710s.
Some of these DELL servers will be set up as Windows 2008 Enterprise R2 servers, and some will be setup as VMware ESXi hosts.
I'll have TWO Cisco 3560 Catalyst Core switches for the purposes of redundancy. We have outsourced a couple of Cisco engineers to setup these swtiches so that there is fault tolerance.
Now for the servers, I wanted to know what is the best practice for teaming the NICs. All ethernet adaptors are Broadcom. Each server has come with 4 NICs, but I'd like to team only 2 at a time, as some servers may be required to connect to 2 seperate VLANs.
Appreciate the help.