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vNIC : enable failover or teaming ???

Hello,

I have a UCS with FI 6248 + IOM 2204 + server B200M3 with :

- Mezz Slot : empty

- mLOM slot : VIC 1280

So, I have for the B200M3, 2 x 10gb/s path from VIC to FI6248 :

- port0, 2204-A, FI-A

- port1, 2204-B, FI-B

What is the best practice to configure the veth under UCSManager :

- use the vNIC 0 (fabric A) + enable failover : with this choice i use only 1 x  10 gb/s path (for ethernet) ; the path via fabric B would be used, if any device failed on fabric A. On my mind, it is not the best way to use UCS architecture.

- use 2 vNIC : vNIC 0 (fabric A) and vNIC 1 (fabric B) : with this choice, the OS will see the 2 NIC. In my case, the OS is W2K8R2 : how i configure the NIC teaming ?

- another idea ?

Many thank for your advice.

best regards.

Nicolas

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vNIC : enable failover or teaming ???

For the Cisco VIC, we have windows 2008 nic teaming drivers.

Downloading and Installing Cisco UCS VIC Drivers

Installing the NIC Teaming Driver

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/unified_computing/ucs/sw/vic_drivers/install/Windows/2.0/b_Cisco_VIC_Drivers_for_Windows_Installation_Guide_chapter_010.html#d107e478a1635

The following is another thread on the topic.

Windows Teaming Driver Available for M81KR / P81E VIC

https://supportforums.cisco.com/message/3592963#3592963

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Enthusiast

vNIC : enable failover or teaming ???

For the Cisco VIC, we have windows 2008 nic teaming drivers.

Downloading and Installing Cisco UCS VIC Drivers

Installing the NIC Teaming Driver

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/unified_computing/ucs/sw/vic_drivers/install/Windows/2.0/b_Cisco_VIC_Drivers_for_Windows_Installation_Guide_chapter_010.html#d107e478a1635

The following is another thread on the topic.

Windows Teaming Driver Available for M81KR / P81E VIC

https://supportforums.cisco.com/message/3592963#3592963

Beginner

vNIC : enable failover or teaming ???

Thx Daniel,

Monday, i tried to configure teaminb but i failed. Thx to http://jeremygillow.varrowblogs.com/?p=155, i can see taht i just missed the last step : to see that "Cisco NIC  Teaming miniport Driver" has been created.... + to configure an IP adress

many thx.

nicolas.

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