Recommended setup for NIC heartbeats / mirroring traffic RRS feed

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  • Would anyone have a suggestion on how to setup a partner to partner NIC configuration for heartbeats/mirroring traffic? I've been told this is the recommended setup but have not found much on how to do it. We currently have a teamed NIC config for redundancy, but would like to have a separate set of NICs on each partner so that mirroring traffic is not interrupted by any regular network traffic. 


    We also have a witness running in full safety mode. Does this mean partnerA and partner B both need NICs with a crossover cable between them AND is it recommended for the witness to also have extra NICs to both partnerA and partnerB (w/ crossover cables)?


    Any suggestions/help/links on properly configuring this would be appreciated. 

    Wednesday, June 6, 2007 5:06 PM

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