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Teaming vs Load Balancing

Netware 6.5 SP7

We currently have a bottleneck with traffic going to/from the server. I was thinking about installing 2 NIC's in the server and wanted get your opinion as to whether you think this is a good solution.

1) What is the difference in Load Balancing and Teaming? We do not want to divide the network into two smaller networks, we want to keep it as one network as it is now.

2) What is ISCSI Teaming, and is that only for Clustering?

Thanks...
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Teaming builds a logical NIC from two physicals, sort of a virtual MAC address.
You may see it as a HA-Address. There's no benefit in performance, just failover. Load balancing does a round-robin to increase performance

Tom
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LB means the two NICs share an address and a subnet, and NW attempts to use them equally (see TID 3591537 for details). So if - and only if - the lan is your bottleneck, that will help you.

Teaming (better known as Fault Tolerance) means one card is idle, and only takes over the same IP address if the other fails.

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Does Novell have any documentation/examples showing the command lines to setup Load Balancing (not Teaming)?
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Hi,

ncharleyhog wrote:
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> Does Novell have any documentation/examples showing the command lines to
> setup Load Balancing (not Teaming)?


You can't do it from the command line, only through inetcfg. Andrews
last post includes the TID ' that tells you how.

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