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.
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.
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