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    Default 2 nics for failover/load balancing

    Not sure if this is the right forum to post this in, but
    I would like to take 2 nics connected to my router
    and spread the load among them and/or use them
    for redundancy. All I can find in Technet is how to
    set up load balancing clusters which require multiple
    computers. Can't this be achieved w/ 2 nics in one
    machine? Can it be done natively or w/ 3rd party
    software?
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    we tried that at work, but when one of the connections was lost we had a problem with DNS. Looking back now we could have refreshed the dns on the client but that would create more work for you.
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    The short answer, yes it can be done natively (sort of).

    I can't remember exact steps, but one must install a protocol or service (I don't remember which), and tell the two nics to use the protocol/service, then you give it one IP address so DNS will not be a problem!!

    I did this once a ways back, so its a bit foggy.. sorry!
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    I know of one product that will accomplish this:
    NIC Express: http://www.falconstor.com/en/solutio...roducts&sb=NIC
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    I would like to take 2 nics connected to my router and spread the load among them and/or use them for redundancy
    Would this be to achieve the same thing as I have done by connecting my server to my cisco switch and using 2 compaq nics with the HP teaming software?

    I have 2 x 100mb links working as 1x 200mb link and if 1 goes down the other continues. They have 1 IP address & mac address assigned to them both.

    Are you connecting to a router to have 2 seperate subnets?

    Jon
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