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Network Configuration Utility

Philip Horan
Frequent Advisor

Network Configuration Utility

Hi. I have changed my network infrastructure. Rather than the teamed NICs connecting to the same switch each NIC now connects to a seperate switch.

Question:
Which team type selection should I now choose?

Options attached.

Kind Regards,
Phil.
6 REPLIES
Modris Bremze
Esteemed Contributor

Re: Network Configuration Utility

It depends on what you want to acheive (load balancing and/or fault tolerance) and what kind of switches you now use.

Maybe http://arstechnica.com/civis/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=93974 has something relevant.
Philip Horan
Frequent Advisor

Re: Network Configuration Utility

Hi. I have a Cisco Catalyst 2960 and Extreme Summit 400-48t.

The Server has 2 NICs. One patches to the Cisco, one to the Extreme.

If a switch or NIC fails I want no downtime.

I think I am OK with the following

3-2-4 Transmit Load Balancing with Fault Tolerance and Preference Order

Overview:
Transmit Load Balancing with Fault Tolerance and Preference Order is identical in almost every way to TLB with
the only difference being that this team type allows the SA to prioritize the order in which teamed ports should be
the primary teamed port. This ability is important in environments where one or more teamed ports are more
preferred than other ports in the same team. The need for ranking certain teamed ports higher than others can
be a result of unequal speeds, better adapter capabilities (for example, higher receive/transmit descriptors or
buffers, interrupt coalescence, and so on), or preference for the teamâ s primary port to be located on a specific
switch.

Regards,
Phil.
Lmm_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Network Configuration Utility

When connecting each NIC to a different switch, the best you can get is TLB.
wobbe
Respected Contributor

Re: Network Configuration Utility

Philip Horan
Frequent Advisor

Re: Network Configuration Utility

Thanks guys.
Philip Horan
Frequent Advisor

Re: Network Configuration Utility