2 nics 1 windows 2003 server.

April 22, 2009 at 10:48:46
Specs: Window server 2003
2 nics 1 windows 2003 server.

I am trying to assign network traffic to pass over 1 onboard Ethernet adapter. All traffic should pass over this nic. I have configured the nic with a static IP address, mask and gateway. This works fine until I add the 2nd Ethernet adapter (static ip & mask assigned, no gateway, since I can only have one gateway assigned). The only traffic I want to pass over the 2nd Ethernet adapter is vlan traffic. Keep in mind; I have Ethernet 1 that is connected to my LAN via direct connection to a layer 3 switch. Ethernet 2 is connected to another isolated switch directly plugged into the switch from the server (layer 2 switch VLAN trunking not enabled, and routing not available in the layer 2 switch) away from LAN traffic.

I only need to do this so that Ethernet 2 can manage a hardware component that is on the isolated switch. I have attempted to make routing table adjustment, but the isolated switch is just that isolated it does not have a gateway assigned, so my route settings never work successfully, or I am missing something.

The only way I have gotten this to work is disable nic1, and I can manage what I need through nic2.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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April 22, 2009 at 14:29:56
put nic2 in a different subnet than nic1. vlan doesn't matter

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