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Removing a switch

Microsoft Windows small business server...
October 14, 2010 at 05:15:11
Specs: Windows SBS 2003
Through process of elimination I have reason to believe one of our two switches is bad. I did not set up the network and have only recently taken over. Here is the setup:
SBS 2003 on one server, two onboard Broadcom NetExtreme Gb NICs, teamed together with BASP. Switches are 48 port managed Dell Powerconnect 2xxx. NIC one is wired to switch A, NIC two is wired to switch B. Switch A has a port to a web filter and to switch B. For workstations, printers, etc, we have downsized to a point where I can fit all connections onto one switch.
My question is- I want to take out switch B - how do I wire that correctly? Do I need to break the NIC teaming and go with one NIC? Can I just swap the cables from B to empty slots on A? What will this do to performance of the network?
Thank you in advance.

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October 14, 2010 at 07:00:35
what kind of load balancing are the nics doing? SLB or SLBF?

It should not be a problem to remove switch b. Just configure the 2nd nic to the switch port the same as switch port A for the team.

There should be no difference in performance.

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