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Configure 2 Servers with Crossover cable

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I have 2 servers that one is used for backups, and the others is a server that the files from our SAN get copied to for backups.  I want to connect the 2 servers together using a crossover cable, but the server still have to be able to get out to the internet.  Each server has 2 NICs.

What do I need to enable on the NIC properties that the crossover cable is plugged into so it will not conflict with the other NIC?
What else do I need to do?

They are PowerEdge 2900
Running Server 2012 R2 Datacenter
NICs are - Broadcom NetXtreme (The build in ones)

Thank you
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Datacenter platform engineer Lindows
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That was to easy.  I thought there would be more configuring.

thank you so much for the help it worked perfectly
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process Advisor
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Actually, you shouldn't have had to do that (though it should work).  You should be able to just plug in the network cable and wait a few seconds.  "APIPA" - Automatic Private IP Address generates a random address in a class B network that starts with 169.254.x.x - see http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/A/APIPA.html
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