two nics/heartbeat

February 18, 2010 at 18:54:53
Specs: windows 2008
Trying to configure two nics for a failover cluster from one sever to the other. I know i need to use private ip's for failover cluster.

What type of cable should I use?
and do I need all the setting on the two network cards such as ip,subnet,dns,gateway? They are only connecting to each other to create the heartbeat


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February 19, 2010 at 13:46:47
What type of cable should I use?

If you're going from server NIC to server NIC then you have to use a crossover cable.

do I need all the setting on the two network cards such as ip,subnet,dns,gateway?

You will need IP address and Subnet Mask in order for them to speak to each other. It goes without saying that the IP's need to be in the same subnet.

Example:
Server 1
IP: 192.168.0.1
SM: 255.255.255.0

Server 3:
IP: 192.168.0.2
SM: 255.255.255.0


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