provide Network Link redundancy
Posted on 2014-11-17
I would like to know how to provide Network Link redundancy for critical servers.
to make it simple , let's say I have VMware Vsphere 5.5, I have a server which is not in cluster group (just regular server). I would like to put 2 Network Adapters on the server, each NIC connected to a separate Cisco Switch, I need one of the NICs to be active only when the other NIC is down or the port of the Switch to which is connected is down or the Switch itself is down.
The Ip address of one NIC is 10.10.10.50 and the other NIC is 10.10.10.60, one of them should be active only when the other is down. Though I am not sure if we can have them both have the same IP address, but keep one active while other is passive.
How can I achieve that from VMware perspective as well as from Cisco Switch perspective ?