Load Balancing

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Aug 3rd, 2009
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Two Switch Catalyst 2960G, several Servers each with 2 NICs.

To improve the Hight-Availability I plan to connect the NICs of each Server one on each Catalyst.


The question is: on the Server I can configure the NICs only "active/Standby"; it is no way to have both active with "Load Balancing"?

As far as I know, this is possible only with the stackable 3750 - is it right?


Claudio

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Gatling_uk Mon, 08/03/2009 - 08:07
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You need to team the network adapters, and then patch them into 2 interfaces on the same switch bundled in a port channel using 'mode active' or 'mode on'.


If you want each network adapter to patch in to a different switch then you are correct in saying they will have to be stackable.


Basic guide to etherchannel switch to server config:


http://supportwiki.cisco.com/ViewWiki/index.php/EtherChannel_Between_a_Cisco_Catalyst_Switch_That_Runs_Cisco_IOS_and_a_Workstation_or_Server_Configuration_Example


Hope that helps.

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