A Network Interface Card is a computer component which connects to a physical network in order to send and receive data.

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Multiple Nics, multiple default gateways on a Server 2012R2 cluster

This is really just a question about best practices as there seems to be a little confusion. The physical hosts of our Hyper-V cluster have 4 Nic interfaces relating to the 4 subnets. Now, when ...
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How do I force specific interface to use different driver in RHEL?

We have Dell Poweredge 630 server which has 2 NIC Interface. We bought Intel's FTLX85.. module for those 10Gbit ethernets. 2 interfaces were using bnx2x driver of Broadcom. I installed Intel's ixgbe ...
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Assigning 2 IPv4 blocks to one interface

I have been assigned these 2 blocks by my provider Block: x.x.x.184/29 Usable range: x.x.x.186 - x.x.x.190 Gateway: x.x.x.185 Subnet: 255.255.255.248 And Block: x.x.x.192/29 Usable range: ...
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How many NIC's in relation to processor cores? [closed]

I have server with four cores procesor (non HT) and two NIC's onboard. Is it reasonable to add four additional NIC's (ie. Intel PRO/1000PT) or only two new NIC's will be enough (ie. Intel PCI-E ...
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what are the memory impacts of increasing a NIC's ring buffer?

What impact (if any) does NIC ring buffer tuning (e.g. via ethtool -G eth0 …) have on system memory utilization? For example, does increasing the ring buffer consume more RAM? And if so, how much? Or ...
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QEMU/KVM nic properties

1) What's the use of the addr value when specifying a new network interface on QEMU/KVM ? Example: qemu -hda deb.img -net nic,addr=192.168.1.10 2) Is there a way to specify directly the IP address ...
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Route Between Two Virtual Interfaces on one NIC Linux

I have an Ubuntu machine that is my firewall The Machine has 2 NIC Cards. eth0 and eth1. eth1 is connected to a modem that gives it an IP of 10.10.1.X eth1 is required to provide DHCP on 192.168.2.X ...
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IP address change eventlog in Windows System

Domain Controller - Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Client OS - Windows 7 prof. Recently on one of my Windows Server 2008 R2, the ip address has been changed. So i need to know how it has been ...
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Windows Server 2012 NIC Teaming vs. MPIO [duplicate]

I've got a server with Windows Server 2012 R2 installed on it. 1 NIC on the server is used for management purposes and I've teamed the 3 other NICs which communicate with our SAN to carry out VM ...
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NIC Team, Trunking, WS2012/HP2920

I have another problem. I made a NIC Team on Windows Server 2012 R2 containing 2 Interfaces. It's created as LACP. Also, on Switch HP2920 I have two ports as a trunk (trk1), and also as LACP. When I ...
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CentOS 6, 2 NICs, 1 gateway, 1 NIC doesn't work right

I have a CentOS 6 install that had 1 NIC, eth0, working fine I added another NIC, eth1. Both NICs are on the same switch, and same LAN. I copied ifcfg-eth0 to ifcfg-eth1, and then simply changed ...
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How do I troubleshoot slow NIC on R610 Dell?

I recently set up 2 new R610 servers that I purchased. Summary: Both servers 100% same hardware Both installed with Centos 6.7 64bit Tested multiple switch ports, same slowness issue. Both same full ...
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RSS hash tuning for mellanox NICs on windows

I found this document that mentions about changing the RSS hash algorithm for small number of connections. The default RSS hash calculated by the adapter is a Toeplitz function. On some ...
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How can force mailslot to broadcast traffics on all network interfaces of the system?

I have two PCs running on win7 and each one is equipped with two network adapters. Both system can see each other shares on both NICs. I also have written a simple client-server mailslot. Client is ...
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QNAP TS-EC1279U with X520-DA2 (10GBe) Loosing NIC conneciton after workstation reboot

=== Configuration=== Your Operating System you are using to access your NAS. Win 7 NAS model: TS-EC1279U-RP Firmware Version/: 4.1.4 Network Setup Single Port Static IP (192.168.1.199) (10GbE) ...
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Win 2012 - Create new NIC team only shows me virtual NICs, not the physical NICs, why?

I am setting up a new win2012 server with NIC teaming. The server has two physical NICs and I want to create one NIC team in the management OS that uses both NICs. My problem is that when I installed ...
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Server 2008 - 1st NIC's traffic stops when 2nd NIC is plugged in

I have a file server running Windows Server 2008 R2 with 2 NICs in the back. These are their configurations: Connection #1 Local Area Connection 10.1.37.6 255.255.255.0 [No Gateway] Connection #2 ...
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Isn't setting “Number of RSS queues” to “1” pointless?

If I understand RSS (Receive Side Scaling) correctly, the src/dst IP+port combos of incoming UDP and TCP packets get hashed, and the packet gets distributed into the available RSS queues using that ...
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Setting up 2 NICs, 1 for Internet 1 for Phones

I have FreePBX setup and it has 2 NICs. I've been trying to configure it out so that: eth0 will continue to be the one used for all the office phones and internal calls; and eth1 is the new NIC ...
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Setting Up Usable IPS on Debian

I have a dedicated machine that I am renting with 5 usable IP. The only issue is that only one IP is set up to be public and I'm trying to get the others to be public. I've tried following a few ...
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CentOS, 4 NICs: two teams redandant, each team has 2 NICs, is it possible?

We have one CentOS7 or RedHat 7 "BIG" HP Proliant DL360 Gen 9 server with 4 NICs, two external switches Switch 1 and Switch 2 and many "small" servers. Those small servers have two NICs: those NICs ...
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Frame error on Primary NIC

I have a 25 Node Cloudera cluster and on all the nodes i am getting critical warning Network frame errors account for 0.95 of incoming network packets over the past 15 minute(s) across all monitored ...
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Change Xenserver 6.5 MTU

How do I go about change the MTU setting for my management interface in xenserver 6.5? Right now its set to the default 1500 but I want to increase it to 9000. For my setup I have 2 nics on each host ...
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How can I configure each Windows user to have unique ip address

We have multiple Windows users on a single Windows 2008 R2 server (Standard edition), say 10 users. We would like each user (or program running in that user session) to utilize a separate IP address ...
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After copying Xen DomU to another machine, all network config in Windows is lost

Background Our company have about 40 Xen domains installed on single server, installed and managed by suite of proprietary programs. Most of the virtual servers are managed by our customers, and we ...
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One Web Server Two NIC with Two Different Wan Network

I got one Web Server (IIS), MS windows server 2012 with two nic and want to connect this two nic to different ISP with different public ips address. I got totally seperate set of infrastructure of ...
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TP-Link TG-3468 on an IBM x3850 M2

I got a networks card from TP-Link. It is the TG-3468. I wanna place it into my IBM server x3850 M2. It has PCIe x8 slots. The slot is a little bit longer than the lenght of the card, but it fits. ...
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Intel NIC teaming or server 2012 R2?

I'd like to implement NIC teaming on one of my servers and would like to know if it's better to use the Intel NIC teaming from the drivers or to use the NIC teaming from Windows Server 2012 R2.
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Windows Server 2012 r2 standard with dual NIC + DHCP

Currently I have a physical host with Windows Server 2012 r2 standard installed and DHCP role enabled. In addition the physical host has two network interface cards. I am planing to connect the ...
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Disabling bypass mode on Intel NICs

I'm trying to install PFSense on some decommissioned firewall gear. I've installed PFSense just fine, except for the two NICs are stuck in bypass mode. I don't see any options in the BIOS to edit ...
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After making my VM highly available I get “Could not find Ethernet switch” error when trying to live migrate

I normally create new VMs from the Failover Cluster Manager GUI. But this time around I went a different route because I had to (due to time constraints and available resources at the time). For ...
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Windows Dual NIC - Will this setup cause an ip address conflict?

My company has three subnets total of which two subnets have the same set of ip addresses... 192.168.0.x. This has not been an issue before but we are going to establish a VPN connection between ...
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Cannot connect two different networks on rhel6 on 2 virtual NIC's

I have a RHEL6 machine on VMware with 2 Virtual NIC's. The output of the ip's and networks are as below: $ ip a|grep "inet" inet 192.168.17.128/24 brd 192.168.17.255 scope global eth0 inet ...
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nic configuration on a linux virtual machine (rackspace)

I am trying to check my nic speed and duplex setting on a vm I have at rackspace. It is centos 6.4. When I run: # ethtool eth0 Settings for eth0: Link detected: yes This is all I get back. ...
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Force local IP traffic to go through LAN WITHOUT ip address changes

I know there's some topics about forcing local IP trafic of a Linux machine to go through the LAN (over the network where a WireShark is captuting trafic) but all solutions implies IP address ...
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NIC seems slow, even on 100Mb/s full duplex [closed]

So I have a server running Centos 6 64bit with cPanel. It's set on eth0 running at 100MB/s full duplex. But, one particular server seems sluggish on its connectivity, despite server load being minimal ...
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Nic Teaming Windows Server 2012 R2 - No network connection

I have 2 100Mbps NIC cards installed into PCIe slots and connected each card to it's own desktop 8 port switch. My Settings: Mode: switch-independent Load Balancing: Dynamic / Address Hash VLAN: ...
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Linux: Same static IP configured for all NICs

I am shipping some servers out to remote colo sites. I want to configure them so at the other end any port can be lit-up and the boxes will be good to go. I had originally been planning on bonding ...
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Windows 7 sending all packets to one nic

I have windows 7 with two nics, one default gateway set on nic1, and no default gateway on nic2. Nics are on different subnets. Nic1 is on 192.168.1.0/24 subnet, and nic2 is on 10.60.194.0/28 network. ...
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KVM NIC passthrough “device already in use”

I have a server with 2 NICs 01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation Ethernet Controller 10-Gigabit X540-AT2 (rev 01) 01:00.1 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation Ethernet Controller ...
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Adding a virtual NIC to a 2008R2 server makes internet unreachable, why?

I currently have a Windows Server 2008R2 box with a single physical NIC. For what I want to do I need two network adaptors in the box. To accomplish this, I added a legacy hardware device "Network ...
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Route Traffic For Specific IP Range Through Specific Network Interface

On Ubuntu 14.04. I need to route the traffic to specific IP ranges though a specific interface. route -n Kernel IP routing table Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref ...
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Select source IP on windows server 2012 with multiple IPs on 1 NIC

I have searched a lot for a solution to this case but I couldn't find any. So, any help would be appreciated. I have a windows server 2012 with 1 NIC having 2 IPs bound to it 37.188.120.8 and ...
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Network Card with builtin VPN functionality? [closed]

I am looking for a PCI or PCI Express based Network card with builtin VPN possibilities or a network card which allows to flash its firmware vyatta, ipcop , routeros or any similar os. The idea is to ...
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Virtual interfaces with different MAC addresses

I try to figure out how to set up two logical network interfaces (at one physical interface) with separate MAC addresses on a Linux machine. My first attempt was to use macvlan which seemed to work ...
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Creating a bridged network in ESXi VSphere using VSphere client

I'm new to ESXi and i'm trying to configure a small server of guest machines, each running windows 7 starter. my goal is to let the workers connect to the ESXi server, get a windows "computer" and be ...
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“Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power” - Windows vNIC

Here's an interesting one I haven't seen on ServerFault I'd like to "discuss" based on our rule regarding a Good Subjective question. I have a ton of Windows 2008/2012 VMs in my environment running ...
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Make local subnet clients get redirected like public clients, when requesting a redirected outside port on the firewall

I have a server that also functions as a firewall for the 192.168.1.0/24 subnet via iptables. It also double as a VM Server. Both the VM's and the local machines share the subnet. The servers ...
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How can I confirm if my vmxnet driver is installed on my CentOS server?

I have an appliance running CentOS 5.x on VMWare ESX. Quite recently I upgraded it to a newer version of CentOS (still in 5.x) and I noticed that the network card wouldn't initialize. If I run ...
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Should I virtualliy split a multi-port NIC for various virtual machines in Hyper-V?

I have a NIC with 4 ports running on Hyper-V. I would be running two virtual machines one would be a WS2012R2 (DC, DNS, DHCP, FS, RRAS, etc.) and a W7 (basically used with one application that needs ...