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  • Network load balancing or bridging ?

    I have two network cards in my HP windows w2k3 std servers.

    On the file server the Network traffic is slow when many people are accessing I wish to link the two cards so they distribute the traffic to handle the traffic more effectively. Do i just enable the disabled nic and load NLB with the same ip addresses ? or can i just bridge the nics ? the nics are...

    HP NC7761 Gigabit server adapter (enabled)

    HP NC7771 Gigabit server adapter (disabled)

    surely it not that easy... there appears to be clustering settings in NLB which i am unsure of and port options... Any advice to achieve my goal?

    MCP 70-270, 70-290, 70-291 ITIL Practitioner, Prince2 Practitioner - working on 70-284