Dell R620 ESXi 5.1 Host with 4 Gigabit ports
Posted on 2013-02-01
I have 2 Dell Virtual Servers. One is the R620, and the other is the R610. Both have 4 gigabit ports on them. Right now the R620 is the most important as it has about 10 Servers on it.
I am only using 1 Ethernet cord to connect each server to our 2 Cisco 2960 switches. Beside having redundant nics what is the benefit of using the ports? Should I be using all 4 on each? If so, can you please tell me how I would setup more than one nic? I was thinking maybe have 2 Ethernet cables connected on each server going to both switches, but I don't know what IP to use, or how I should go about setting this up?