Hi all and happy new year!
I'm a newbie on here although I've come across BC a number of times and as usual, it takes a problem to get one to join and so here I am :- )
I ended up buying a HP DL380 G7 server from an office who had decomissioned it as I needed reliability and power and this fit the bill perfectly.
On the whole it does it's job fine but now that I am opening it up to do more, I've hit a snag with my lack of knowledge on how teaming/hyper-v switches work.
The server had 4x HP NC382i DP Multifunction Gigabit and 4x Intel Pro/1000 PT Quad Port LP Server adapters.
Currently, the 4 HP ones have a network cable going from each of the 4 adapter to a Netgear switch.
All 4 are teamed into one connection.
And the one network teaming is what Hyper-V uses as a single switch.
This works fine and within the internal network, it's working really quick too when it comes to transferring files to and from the server and each VM.
What I am after is this is basically to have a few Hyper-v virtual adapters rather than just the one:
1. Full network ability with outside access too
2. Internal network ability only to talk within the network
3. Ideally another with outside access ONLY
I still want teaming to provide redudancy on the adapters although as they all go to one switch, I know if the switch dies then there will be 0 network.
In terms of "uptime", the tin server needs to stay up in terms of network regardless.
the VM's are a mixture - one of them controls the home automation in the house and so this needs to also have redundancy.
My thoughts are if I put in another 4 cables to feed into the Intel network adapters, this gives me 8. Can I have it so:
1x team = 1 Intel + 1 HP for the HP server itself
1x team = 1 intel + 1 HP for an outside facing connection only
1x team = 1 intel + 1 HP for an outside + inside facing connection
1x team = 1 intel + 1 HP for an outside + inside facing connection for the automation VM only.
Is this do-able or have I misunderstood the concept of teaming + hyper-v switches altogether?
Thanks in advance