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NIC issues and redundancy for single server UAG DA deployment RRS feed

  • Question

  • I can only deploy one UAG DA server for corporation and was looking for some guidance if I can still cover some redundancy option in case of link or NIC failure.

    How many additional NICs we can install to prepare box for NIC redundancy and availablity in case of failure.

    There is no scope of adding extra UAg DA array member and was looking for what other options are possible to avoid single point failure.

    Thursday, August 5, 2010 9:16 PM

Answers

  • In twenty years in this business, I haven never seen a NIC fail - but I suppose it can happen.

    Only two NICs in the box can be enabled. But you can put as many as you like in the box and enable it should a NIC fail.

    HTH,

    Tom


    MS ISDUA/UAG DA Anywhere Access Team Get yourself some Test Lab Guides! http://blogs.technet.com/b/tomshinder/archive/2010/07/30/test-lab-guides-lead-the-way-to-solution-mastery.aspx
    Friday, August 6, 2010 11:53 AM
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  • In twenty years in this business, I haven never seen a NIC fail - but I suppose it can happen.

    Only two NICs in the box can be enabled. But you can put as many as you like in the box and enable it should a NIC fail.

    HTH,

    Tom


    MS ISDUA/UAG DA Anywhere Access Team Get yourself some Test Lab Guides! http://blogs.technet.com/b/tomshinder/archive/2010/07/30/test-lab-guides-lead-the-way-to-solution-mastery.aspx
    Friday, August 6, 2010 11:53 AM
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  • Thanks Tom

    I am a newbie to windows environment and was looking for possible failures to act on a back up plan. I think NIC is one of my consideration and does not provide single point failure anyways.

     Appreciate your quick input.

    Friday, August 6, 2010 3:34 PM
  • You bet! Keep us up to date on your DirectAccess deployment and let us know if you run into any problems.

    Thanks!

    Tom


    MS ISDUA/UAG DA Anywhere Access Team Get yourself some Test Lab Guides! http://blogs.technet.com/b/tomshinder/archive/2010/07/30/test-lab-guides-lead-the-way-to-solution-mastery.aspx
    Monday, August 9, 2010 1:59 PM
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  • You you won't be using NLB with a single server, so you could use NIC teaming that is normally provided by the NIC vendor.

    Cheers

    JJ


    Jason Jones | Forefront MVP | Silversands Ltd | My Blogs: http://blog.msedge.org.uk and http://blog.msfirewall.org.uk
    Tuesday, August 17, 2010 12:56 AM
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