So my general question is does a multiple port NIC supply the same redundancy that two complete NICs do? My Specific question is in what is the case with the 4 port NIC that comes in Dell R610s.
I know we can all guess that the separate NICs are better and don't have shared components, but does anyone actually know?
I know in the end you want multiple servers etc, but I still think it is nice to have redundant NICs setup in a server as well. I'd rather not debate this topic, my interest is in the two different NIC setups.