Can you help me with understanding of reliability of network adapters.
Most of the time servers do have at least 2 NIC's bonded to provide sort of a HA for it. So in case of one NIC fails, the second would still do the job.
I wonder which factors work when you use network adapters.
I know that, the most important and weakest part of any computer system is: storage (i.e HDD).
but how reliable actually network adapters are?
There are more expensive ones, and cheaper adapters.
In which cases do they actually fail? In what circumstances.
- May it be a intensive usage of them
- Time when it's on
In your experience how often you found yourself changing NIC's due to their fail?
Or just what's the typical lifetime of commodity NIC's?