wanderer Wrote:
> I am interested in enabling the 2nd nic on my Netware 6.5 server to
> speed up throughput for performing over the network backups. Its the
> media server for Veritas for Netware. I back up 10 netware servers
> over the wire at different locations. I am hoping it can share the
> load between the nics and improve throughput. Unfortunatley I do not
> have the responsibility to manage the switch.
>
> Can anyone suggest how to configure two nics on same switch with
> different IP's?


First of all, what service pack are you on? If you are on NW65SP2 you
must load the following TCPIP patch otherwise once you load DHCPSRVR it
will crash the server. Version 6.58b Tuesday, 14 September 2004 or
greater.

-NOTE: This following procedure are taken directly out of our
procedures for defining Load Balancing and Fault Tolerance for HPDL380
Dual NIC servers. This procedure is only intended as a guide as it may
not reflect your environment.-

FOR LOAD BALANCING AND FAULT TOLERANCE, HERE ARE THE PROCEDURE,

1. On server console, from the server prompt type, INETCFG <Enter>
2. If prompted to transfer board settings from AUTOEXEC.NCF, select
‘NO’ <Enter>

3. Select Boards <Enter>
From the ‘Configured Boards’ option, a driver will be inserted for each
physical NIC.

The default settings for the HP DL380 is a follows:
• NIC card 1, Q57.LAN, name = Q57_1, port setting = 10016
• NIC card 2, Q57.LAN, name = Q57_2, port setting = 10017

1. Press <INSERT> to add a driver for each physical NIC and a driver
for the Virtual Device (Use default settings as above).

2. Answer ‘YES’ to save any changes.

3. Press <ESC> to go back to the Main Menu

1. From the main ‘Internetworking Configuration’ screen, select
Protocols <Enter>

From the ‘Protocol Configuration’ option, ensure only ‘TCP/IP’ is
‘Enabled’ and all other protocols are set to ‘Unconfigured’. If any
other protocol status is not equal to ‘Unconfigured’ then highlight
that protocol and press <DEL> to unconfigure.

2. From the ‘Protocol Configuration’ option, select TCP/IP, <Enter>

Ensure ‘RIP’ is set to ‘Disabled’ and ‘LAN Static Routing’ is set
enabled’.

3. From the ‘TCP/IP Protocol Configuration’ option, select ‘LAN Static
Routing Table’, <Enter>

4. From the ‘TCP/IP Static Routes’ options, press <INSERT> key to add a
gateway route.

5. From the ‘Static Route Configuration > Route Type’ option, press
<Enter> to select ‘Default Route’.

6. From the ‘Static Route Configuration > Next Hop Router on Route’
option, press <Enter> and add the IP address for the local router.

Ensure ‘Default Route 0.0.0.0’ is set to your correct router address

7. Press <ESC> to go back to the Main Menu, answering ‘YES’ to save any
configurations.


1. From the main ‘Internetworking Configuration’ screen, select
BINDINGS <Enter>

2. From the ‘Protocol To Interface/Group Bindings’ screen, Press
<INSERT>
3. Select ‘Protocol – TCP/IP’, <Enter>.
4. From the ‘Bind To?’ option, select ‘A Network Interface’, <Enter>
5. From the ‘Select A Configured Network Interface’ option, select the
‘Q57_1’ interface, <Enter>.
6. From the ‘Binding TCP/IP to a LAN Interface’ option, select ‘Local
IP Address’, <Enter>.
7. In ‘Specify IP Address’, add the IP Address allocated to the server,
<Enter>
8. From the ‘Binding TCP/IP to a LAN Interface’ option, select
‘Subnetwork Mask of Connected Network, <Enter>
9. Modify the Subnetwork mask to reflect the subnet according your
environment, <Enter>.

10. From the ‘Binding TCP/IP to a LAN Interface’ option, select
‘Configure TCP/IP Bind Options’, <Enter>
11. From the ‘TCP/IP Bind Options’, modify the ‘Group Interface for FT’
option to ‘YES’.
12. From the ‘TCP/IP Bind Options’, modify the ‘Set As Primary
Interface’ option to ‘YES’
13. Press <ESC> back to the ‘Protocol To Interface/Group Bindings’
screen, answering ‘YES’ to save any configuration
14. From the ‘Protocol To Interface/Group Bindings’ screen, Press
<INSERT>.
15. Select ‘Protocol – TCP/IP’, <Enter>.
16. From the ‘Bind To?’ option, select ‘A Network Interface’, <Enter>.
17. From the ‘Select A Configured Network Interface’ option, select the
‘Q57_2’ interface, <Enter>.
18. From the ‘Binding TCP/IP to a LAN Interface’ option, select ‘Local
IP Address’, <Enter>.
19. In ‘Specify IP Address’, enter the same IP Address as that entered
for interface Q57_1, <Enter>.
Ensure the Subnetwork mask is set correctly.
20. From the ‘Binding TCP/IP to a LAN Interface’ option, select
‘Configure TCP/IP Bind Options’, <Enter>.
From the ‘TCP/IP Bind Options’, ensure the following:
• Group Interface for FT = YES
• Primary Interface = NO.
21. Press <ESC> back to the main ‘Internetworking Configuration’
screen, answering ‘YES’ to save any configuration changes.

Load Balancing and Fault Tolerance

1. From the main ‘Internetworking Configuration’ screen, select
Protocols <Enter>.
2. From the ‘Protocol Configuration’ option, select TCP/IP, <Enter>.
3. From the ‘TCP/IP Protocol Configuration’, scroll to ‘Load Balancing’
option, <Enter>.
4. Select ‘Enabled’, <Enter>
5. From the ‘TCP/IP Protocol Configuration > Load Balancing
Configuration’ option, <Enter>.
6. From the ‘Load Balancing Configuration > Configure Individual Group’
option, <Enter>.
7. From the ‘View/Configure Load Balancing’ option, <Enter>.
8. From the ‘View/Configure Load Balancing > List of Interfaces’
option, <Enter>.
9. Ensure both previously configured interfaces (Q57_1, Q57_2) are
listed, <ESC>.
10. From the ‘View/Configure Load Balancing > Load Balancing option,
<Enter>.
11. Enable Load Balancing, <Enter>.
12. From the ‘View/Configure Load Balancing > LB Policy’ option,
<Enter>.
13. Modify ‘Round Robin’ to ‘Per Packet Based’
14. Press <ESC> back to the main ‘Internetworking Configuration’
screen, answering ‘YES’ to save any configuration changes.


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