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X1600 and maximize network throughput via NIC Teaming

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X1600 and maximize network throughput via NIC Teaming

Hi, I have a query regarding the HP StorageWorks X1600 Network Storage Systems (AP789A).

I see this NAS has 1 x PCIe Slot free and can take an "HP NC364T PCI Express Quad Port Gigabit Server Adapter" (PN: 435508-B21)

I wish to maximize the network throughput to/from the X1600 (not using iSCSI) and between 4-6 Windows servers with each supporting 25 users(each server has a 1Gb network connection).

I currently have a CISCO Gigabit switch that is capable of trunking/Port aggregation. Is Switch-assisted Load Balancing (SLB Teaming) over the 4 x NC364T ports, or ideally over 6 x Gb ports (i.e. including the 2 integrated NC362i NICs on the server) supported on the X1600?

I can’t find any info on the website regarding this config with this unit and i have also tried my local HP team in the UK without much success.

Can anyone help?