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Is this possible ?

I have a customer which has got the following scenario and I was wondering what Cisco equipment / or technology that i need to use to make this possible.

Basically, they have a server (each with 2 Gigabit NICs) on each end:

Server A --- SW1 --- Server B

--- SW2 ---

So, they have a server with 2 Gigabit NICs, they want to connect this to 2 seperate Cisco Switch on Gigabit, yet the 2 links need to be combined as one (i.e. 2GB). So for Server A, it will think it has a 2GB link, not 2 x 1GB link.

Is this possible?

Cheers,

Hunt

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Re: Is this possible ?

This is not something that should be handled by the switch. You should preferrably use one of the load-balancing options that your server offers.

Regards,

Leo

Re: Is this possible ?

Hunt,

If you are connecting the dual nic servers to 2 diff switches that will give you switch level redundency but not the load-balancing that you are looking for. Moreover in this scenario only one NIC works as active and the other NIC doesnot forward the traffic so it wil l not work that way you are looking. The only way it can be done is connecting both the ports to the same switch and then setting up and ether-channel on that, whihc is already pointed by Leo.

regards,

-amit singh

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