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Q about servers....

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by helios, Jan 25, 2006.

  1. helios

    helios Bit Poster

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    Hey everyone...

    Why do servers usually have to NICs? Is it so that they can be configured to be used on 2 different subnets??

    thanks!
     
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  2. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Servers can be installed with two NIC's for a variety of reasons. It all depends on the roles that they are configured for.

    You may have two NIC's configured as a 'Team' to load balance the traffic that the server receives, or it may be for fault tolerance.

    If the server is a Router it may have an internal interface, and an external interface, and act as a gateway to the internet.

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  3. eyeball

    eyeball Nibble Poster

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    All ours have n number of network connections.

    They then have n+1 number of network cards (or ports) for redundancy

    Web servers have an internal (for managment) and external (http port) interface and have 3 NICs for example.
     
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