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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 files...so 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?
    Benjapos

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

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    Re: Network Load balancing or bridging

    Please review HP doumneations on "Team Services"

    http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/s...g/teaming.html

    Regards,

    Yuval
    Best Regards,

    Yuval Sinay

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/yuval14, Blog: http://blogs.microsoft.co.il/blogs/yuval14

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    • #3
      Re: Network Load balancing or bridging

      Benjapos

      Why don't you just create a team with the software, if you go into it and select create team and then team the nics together, but i would suggest that you do this at a slow time. you will have to reboot if memory serves me correctly
      gaaq

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      • #4
        Re: Network Load balancing or bridging

        Two comments.

        > On the file server the Network traffic is slow when many people are accessing files

        Are you sure it's the network, and not (say) the antivirus, the disk subsystem, a router/switch, low memory ... how did you settle on NIC performance problems?

        > Do i just enable the disabled nic and load NLB with the same ip addresses ?

        NLB is for load balancing different computers. Not at all what you need here.

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