Server Teaming

After configuring teaming for two network card, do I need to do anything on a Cisco switch so that the server can use both network cable to send / receive data ?

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Cliff GaliherCommented:
Usually yes.  The switch needs to know how to load balance to both NICs, and the configuration is very NIC and team dependent.
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AXISHKAuthor Commented:
Any example on the configuring on Cisco and H3C switch... ? Will be great if there is some setup example on this.

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Cliff GaliherCommented:
As I said, there are a lot of dependencies. It realm matters the model of switch, the model of NICs, and how you set up the team, since in 2008 teaming was very vendor specific and not standardized.
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Benjamin VoglarIT ProCommented:
If you have Windows 2012 or 2012 R2 you do not have to do anything on your switch. Just set the teaming to "switch independet" mode.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/keithmayer/archive/2012/10/16/nic-teaming-in-windows-server-2012-do-i-need-to-configure-my-switch.aspx

We set all our servers so and it works fine.
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AXISHKAuthor Commented:
Nothing need to be done on the switch .. ? I suppose some configuration need to be configured on the switch side ? Which switch mode are you using ?

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Benjamin VoglarIT ProCommented:
No, you have to do nothing. We use 2 cisco 6500 switch. Both ports are configured as Access port.

Ports have to be in the same vlan. Thats all.
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