NIC-Teaming on MCS and HP Servers

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Jun 11th, 2009

Hi,

We have the below mentioned applications installed on Cisco MCS and HP servers at one of our client site. Would like to do a teaming of the 2 NIC interfaces on each of the servers.

Please confirm, if we can do it.

Application Version Model

CUPS 6.0.3 MCS-7845H2-K9-CMB1

IP IVR 5.0 MCS-7835H

CUOM 2.1 HP ProLiant DL360 G5

CUSM 2.1 HP ProLiant DL360 G5

CUSSM 1.1 HP ProLiant DL360 G5

CUPM 1.2 HP ProLiant DL360 G5

Regards,

Ramesh

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Tommer Catlin Thu, 06/11/2009 - 06:55

For the linux platform, it's teaming, but not load balancing. It turns the NIC into Active/Standby or Fault Tolerant. The command is in the CLI

set network failover enable. You will lose connectivity for a couple seconds, then it connects back. no reboot necessary.

Ramesh Lagichetty Mon, 06/15/2009 - 00:10

Hi,

How about NMS Servers - OM, SM, SSM and PM and CRS server for teaming?

Pls confirm.

Regards,

Ramesh

Tommer Catlin Mon, 06/15/2009 - 07:38

Typically adding any hardware to your MCS servers is not recommended. If it's Windows based, you can probably add the NIC card fine. But if you run into issues, I highly doubt the third NIC card is supported by TAC.

cooperben Wed, 08/19/2009 - 08:57

Does this setting survive across server restarts?

Because of the short outage involved, I'd hate to have to perform it every time it is restarted (not often, but still unnecessary IMHO).

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