How to configure NIC Teaming with HP Proliant and Cisco or Procurve Switch Infrastructure?

Very often I do need to configure NIC teams with HP hardware with Cisco or Procurve networking infrastructure therefore I would like to share an general overview of the NIC HP teaming capabilities, general teaming algorithms and especially how to configure an Cisco or Procurve switches. My personal preferred teaming mode here is to use…

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Failover Cluster Network Design with Hyper-V–How many NICs are required?

Failover Clustering reliability and stability is also “strongly” dependent on the underlying networking design and *drivers* but that’s a another story…. Let’s focus here in the design part. Since there is no more the hard requirement like in Windows 2003 based clusters (MSCS) for an “HB” (heartbeat) network there is some “unsureness” around the network…

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Failover Cluster – CSV – Netzwerk Protokoll Konfiguration

Einer der “meisten” Fehler, was ich immer wieder bei Kunden Problemen gesehen habe ist, das die Netzwerk Protokolle "File and Printer Sharing " und  "Client for MS Networks" von den Cluster “Internal” Netzwerken (wie z.b. Live Migration, CSV, Cluster Kommunikation….) deinstalliert oder deaktiviert werden. Dies war unter Windows 2003 Cluster (MSCS) noch eine sogenannte “Best…


HYPER-V R2 Networking – How to configure management and VM networks

Hi All 🙂 I see very often confusion around the configuration of the hyper-v networking and the creation of the virtual networks (Hyper-V). Therefore I will try to give you here an short / simple overview how you can configure your Hyper-V Host networking environment in regards to best practice which ensures the reliability and…

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