[THIN] Re: Compaq Network Card Teaming

I guess that's what I'm trying to clear up.  Our network guys are telling me
that we can do it on our switches as long as our Nic cards support
multi-link trunking whatever the hell that is.  I can't even tell you what
types of switches/routers we use.  I guess I was looking for a document that
would explain the ins and outs of teaming/load balancing from both the
switch side and the server side.

Andrew Deters
Project Manager, Information Systems
Appalachian Regional Healthcare
(859) 226-2689

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Let us not forget the teaming only works with certain switches/routers.
Not all brands (such as Cabletron/Enterasys) provide full teaming
fucntionality.





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Hi Andrew,

Teaming is virtual joining of two or more network cards (usually of the
same type) to form a virtual redundant NIC which provides in theory the
throughput of all the NIC's combined.

Depending on what your goal is - you might want to consider NLBS (Network
Load Balancing Service) which is shipped with Windows Advanced Server. It
allows you to create a virtual IP address across many servers - usually
used for IIS environments.

Hope this helps.

Regards
  Steven



      -----Original Message-----
      From: Andrew Deters [mailto:adeters@xxxxxxx]
      Sent: 08 September 2003 03:07
      To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
      Subject: [THIN] Compaq Network Card Teaming

      Does anybody have a link to a detailed explanation of what you need
      to implement this?  We have several models of Compaq server DL580,
      Proliant 5500,Proliant 2500,DL380,DL580,ML570 etc. etc. etc?.
      I would like to test teaming on our ML570 with NC31XX cards
      installed.  I need a document that describes network teaming, anybody
      know where I can find it.  I have searched www.compaq.com or is it
      www.hp.com, I guess it depends on which document you want to look at.
      Anyway, any info would be helpful.  I am just doing a little research
      before the network guys get involved.
      Thanks
      Andrew




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