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I'm setting up a new database server (Windows 2008 R2) and the server has two GB network card (The server has actually 3 but I will keep one for backup), and I would like to know what is the best setting.

The server is connected to a HP ProCurve Switch 2824.

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closed as not a real question by Khaled, Evan Anderson, Massimo, Chopper3 Dec 8 '11 at 15:01

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What is your question exactly? – Khaled Dec 8 '11 at 14:01
question is asking for an opinion. dowvoted. – Tim Dec 8 '11 at 14:06
How should I best setup the 2 cards? – Ennio Dec 8 '11 at 14:15
What are you trying to achieve? – pauska Dec 8 '11 at 14:17
Speed... since the database will be used by a very busy website.. – Ennio Dec 8 '11 at 14:30
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Depending on the hardware (which make and model is this server?), you can be able to create a "team" setup between these two network cards, so that they give you 2 GB/s throughput and high availability. This is a standard feature f.e. for HP NICs.

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It's a Dell PowerEdge R510 – Ennio Dec 8 '11 at 14:32
the cards are broadcom bcm5716c netxtreme ii – Ennio Dec 8 '11 at 14:36
I download the software from the broadcom website and created a team. thanks – Ennio Dec 8 '11 at 15:41

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