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Redundant NIC Cards

By Robert 529 ·
Is there a way to speed up the communication to a PII Windows Standard 2003 Served my putting additional 100 MPs NIC Cards in? AND can they be configured to allow for redunancy in the event of a failure?

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Yes, if the motherboard supports it

by Why Me Worry? In reply to Redundant NIC Cards

Usually, this is a function of the motherboard and the BIOS of the machine and normally requires a NIC teaming driver to create a virtual adapter to facilitate NIC failover and load balancing. High end servers like HP/Compaq Proliants and IBM Blade Centers have this functionality. If you built a server using standard PC parts, you may be out of luck, as the motherboard and BIOS will not allow for this function. Check with the hardware manufacturer of the NIC, you may be able to make it work if they have a virtual teaming driver available.

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Pick the right NIC

by hectoritnt In reply to Redundant NIC Cards

Yes. At least Intel and Broadcom have drivers that would allow their NIC's to be teamed for either redundancy and/or increase bandwidth. We had success in teaming a onboard Intel NIC with an additional one (Intel Pro/100 S).It's as easy as reading the manual.....

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