1 or more network cards
Has anyone put any thought and testing whether it is better to have one
network card with multiple IP assigned or 2-3 net cards with separate IP
Actual specs, The cards are all 10/100 Intel's connected to the net via
a 10mb/s ethernet with direct public IPs. The secondary IPs are private
local addresses for local backup and maintenance.
My thoughts are that as network speed is not really an issue it may be
better to have only the one net card to reduce points of failure.
Reliability being more important here than speed.
I would also expect that the system would be doing a lot more dma/irq
and OS switching with the extra PCI network cards.
Does anyone have any similar experience or thoughts that may help with a
decision to install second network cards or not.
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