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Is it possible to increase bandwidt

Is it possible to increase bandwidt

Is it possible to increase bandwidt

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Is it possible to increase bandwidth by using two nics. I know that if you are running advanced server. That you can configure load balancing is there anyway to increase the bandwidth somehow.

RE: Is it possible to increase bandwidt

Answer is it depends. If you have NIC's that support link aggregation (sometimes called Ether Channel or Ether Trunks) and a switch that supports this you can increase the bandwidth to the switch.

Link aggregation drivers usually have several modes- load balancing (no increased throughput), fail-over support (no increased throughput) or ether channel (increased throughput).

Some Cisco switches support up to 8 ports (connections) being trunked. Your limiter here is going to be the PCI bus in your machine- at best you will get 650MB/s through it, realistically only 350-500 MB/s (other system devices want bandwidth too!). With multiple peer PCI buses you can get around this, but you are deep into hardware at this point....

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