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Old 08-30-2002
Two Ethernet Connections to Same Subnet

Hi Gurus,

I have a Sun Box ( Sun OS 5.5.1 ) running with two Fast Ethernet PCI cards ( instance hme1 and hme2 ), apart from the onboard Ethernet connection.
These two Ethernets are connected to the same subnet.

Now, will there be any automated load balancing due to these two Ethernet connections ( they have connected to same subnet ) ? and Is there any way to know the link status as ndd /dev/hme in 5.5.1 does not have any provision to set the instance and check link status.

Thanks in Advance,
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Old 08-30-2002
To get the benefit of two network cards connected to the same subnet you will need to implement 'IP Network Multipathing'. Sun describe how this is configured to achieved both increased data throughput and network adapter resilience:

Note this is Solaris 8 dependant....
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