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What can you do with a second Ethernet port?

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 63.231.96.126] on May 07, 2008 02:55 PM
This is also known in datacenter-speak as "Teaming". I.E. A "red" and a "blue" interface are each configured on a server. One cat6 cable from each goes to a separate switch and then they are "Teamed" into one logical interface, using the drivers on the server.... usually into a single "purple" interface. This provides nic, cable, and switch fault-tolerance.

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