I'm looking to setup nic teaming but I've never used it and have some questions.
Most of my servers are running in small offices and they don't cause enough traffic to really need to use nic teaming. The fault tolerance was not an issue as I've never had a nic go dead in an HP server and if a switch dies its a pretty quick fix.
I am thinking about setting up nic teaming on my HP servers that run Exchange 2010. It appears pretty straight forward using the HP Network utility but I'm wondering about it's effect on an already installed and running Exchange server.
Will I need to assign IP addresses to both nics? Will each nic need to be plugged into a different switch and will the switch's need any config?
If I setup the nic teaming will it affect Exchange or will exchange just use the new adapter? I plan on giving the team the same IP address Exchange has had all along.
Any gotchas I should be aware of?
Thanks for any help.