The powers that be have decided they want to try to team our server NICs across multiple 4506 switches. Is this possible?
For example, a server has 4 NICs, and they want 2 NICs to be connected to a 4506, and have the other 2 NICs connected to another 4506 to create redundancy and load-balancing. ** They also want to try and use IP address to do this.** I suggested just running all 4 lines into a single 4506 and then etherchanneling those 4 ports into another 4506....but I wasn't sure if that would work for redundancy. If the first 4506 (the one all 4 lines ran into) went down, wouldn't the Port-Channel interface go down and disable the server NICs from communicating with the 2nd 4506?
What's the best way to do this. I know we need to bridge the 4 NICs in Network Connections on the server, but what's the best way to set this up from the connection and switch standpoint?
Thanks in advance.