How to separate NICS for SQL traffic, "Search" server traffic

Discussion in 'Server Networking' started by Marlon Brown, Oct 19, 2005.

  1. Marlon Brown

    Marlon Brown Guest

    This could we be a stupid question, but here it goes:

    I will put together a Sharepoint solution.
    It is recommended that I make a NIC available to handle SQL traffic, and
    another NIC available connected to the respective "Sharepoint Search"

    Imagine I will place my Sharepoint servers in just one network segment,
    let's say

    Since I have no way to segment this network further (imagine I have no
    available routers to provide such layer 3 segmentation to separate the SQL
    server from the "Search" server), do you see a supported way I could specify
    Sharepoint_Server_NIC1 => Connects to my SQL Server only,
    Sharepoint_Server_NIC2 ==> Connect to my "search" server ?


    Use at least a 100-MB network between servers in a server farm. Equip the
    Web servers in a farm with two network cards-one for user requests and one
    for SQL Server and search network traffic."
    Marlon Brown, Oct 19, 2005
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