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is it possible to use one server with two nics for two subnets? thank you!

my intention is:

one server two network cards.  Can I have network 192.168.1.1 on one nic and 192.168.2.1 on the other nic?  what is the good practice of such?  let me know please... thank you in advance.
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becraigCommented:
Yes this is a common and known practice, simply employ persistent routes if you want to be able to communicate with either network from either nic.
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RafaelCommented:
Yes you can.  It can also be viewed as NIC Aggregation or Teaming. Here is a good explanation of NIC Teaming from You Tube.

HTH
-Rafael
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Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
It can also be viewed as NIC Aggregation or Teaming.

NIC teaming is the use of multiple connections with the same address for redundancy and increase throughput.
The author is using different addresses.
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Casey WeaverNetwork EngineerCommented:
Yes on a small deployment we may have 2 nics (physically more, but this keeps the numbers simple), where one nic is 192.168.1.x for general traffic and the other is 192.168.50.x for ISCSI. The layer 2 switch handles the VLAN's to get the right subnet to the right nic.
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andyalderSaggar makers bottom knockerCommented:
It's called multihoming and can have pitfalls, multihomed DCs aren't supported in Windows 2003 but are in 2008 and above according to https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/a1583d7f-fa59-4497-89de-666d683e53a0/can-dc-be-multihomed-in-windows-2008-server. Problems aren't so big a problem with non-DCs or when there aren't clients on one leg e.g. one NIC is just for Internet connectivity (or iSCSI as mentioned above).
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mwaukiAuthor Commented:
thank you all... however, I have decided to use two routers and just do ipsect vpn tunnel.
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