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TLB o SLB teaming urgent!

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TLB o SLB teaming urgent!

Buenas tardes,

i need select between of this option of team: Switch-assisted Load Balancing (SLB)o Transmit Load Balancing (TLB).

i have a server with windows 2003 standard with 4 nics , i have 1 team of two nics (nic1,nic2) for the manage network and tagging for my balances network.i have foru swithes and trunk between swith1 and swith2.

I need choose the best option, i want a good performance and good service.

Thanks a lot.


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Re: TLB o SLB teaming urgent!

Buenos dias, AJ.

SLB provides the best performance (transmit and receive load balancing), however, all NICs must be connected to the same switch and the switch must be configured for port trunking (EtherChannel).

TLB provides transmit load balancing and the NICs can be connected to different switches as long as the VLANs are configured the same on the ports.

In the teaming whitepaper (link below), I drew up a flowchart to help you decide which team type. I recommend reading parts of that whitepaper for more information.