Load Balancing and NIC Teaming RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi! i have been looking through lots of links and none of them actually can fully answer my queries.

    I am to do a writeup on load balancing and NIC Teaming, is there any1 that knows what are the commonly used load balancing and NIC Teaming methods, when to use each method, and the advantages and disadvantages of each method and the configuration for each method!

    Sorry its lots of questions but i have to do a detailed writeup!

    Many thanks in advance :D

    Monday, May 26, 2014 2:52 AM

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  • HI

    NIC Teaming - On a single server, you will have mutiple NIC. You can Team the NIC so that both NIC will act togather to provide better bandwidth and High avaliblity.

    Example : NIC 1 - 1 GB and NIC -2 1 GB so in Team it can act a 2 GB single NIC, If one fails speed will be reduced but it will have HA

    Loadbalancing : Two servers hosting same content:

    Example : Microsoft.com can be hosted in two or even more servers and a loadbalancer will be used to split load to each server based of the current load and traffic.

    No disadvantages

    • Edited by S Guna Tuesday, May 27, 2014 12:30 PM
    Tuesday, May 27, 2014 12:30 PM