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i have a data server which shares heavy amounts of data. It has two nics. I have already bridged the nics, by highlighting them and right clicking hitting bridge.

my question is what do i do on the switches end to match this bridging, link aggregation? or do i need to do anything on the switch
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I don't think that bridging is the technology you want to use to increase your bandwidth. You rather bring it down by sending unnecessary traffic from one adapter to the other.

You should look for NIC teaming/LACP in the driver utilities of your Ethernet card. This depends on the manufacturer of the hardware but HP, Intel, Dell, Broadcom and many others support teaming.

On the switches there are also many vendors that support LACP. Depending on the manufacturer of the switch you need to configure a PortChannel/EtherChannel/LAG.

What hardware do you have on the server side/switch side?
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It's Dell switch i think i can do port channel. So your saying bridging doesn't work? It has to be nic teaming? So what is bridging good for
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Dell switches can do that as well, what's the type of switch you have? Bridging is a technology that was used when switches were not available at a reasonable price. It connected two LAN segments. That was back in the 80's and 90's.
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It's a Dell switch. The bridging I'm talking about is available in the os
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I have understood that you have a Dell switch but there are many different types. To give you an idea how to configure it it's necessary to know the type (i.e. PowerConnect 2824 or 8024).

I also understood that you do the bridging on your server. However bridging is rather a networking technology than a server feature even though it is available in your OS. I made the comparison to the switch because I thought that this is a device that you already know.
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