I'am a bit new on setting up on server NIC teaming so kind bare with me.
Our company have purchased HP DL380 server with multiple NIC card. We are going to install Windows server 2012 R2 on the server. Our network switch are Cisco 2960x and already setup for Link aggregation. We would like to setup NIC Link Aggregation or Teaming. Here is my question:
1) When we setup NIC Team/Link aggregation to logical combine two Network card, how many IP address(es) do we needed/assignedfrom our network department ? Only One or Three (i.e. Two for the NIC cards itself and One for the NIC teaming IP) ?
2) What utility is required for setting up the server for NIC teaming or Link aggregation for NICs resiliency ? Shall we use the HP utilities, the Windows server 2012 R2 come with utilities or others ?
Appreciate your expert advice in advance. Let me know if further information is needed.
Thanks & Regards