Configuring NIC Teaming

A network interface card (NIC) team is a software-based virtual network interface that provides fault tolerance in the event of a network interface card failure.

Deep Discovery Analyzer supports up to two NIC teams. You must group two network interface cards in a NIC team.

  1. Go to Administration > System Settings > Network Interface.
  2. Under the NIC Teaming section, do the following:
    1. Toggle the status button to enable a NIC team.
    2. Select a connection mode (Active/Backup or LACP).

      If you select LACP, you must also configure the required settings on the target switch to enable communication using LACP (Link Aggregation Control Protocol).

      For example, if a NIC team contains the management port and functions as the management port using LACP, Deep Discovery Analyzer will not be able to establish communication with the target switch until the required settings are configured on the switch.

    3. Select two network interface cards to add to the NIC team.
      • A network interface card can only belong to one NIC team.

      • If a NIC team contains the management port (eth0) and a network port (eth1), the NIC team functions as the management port. If you disable this NIC team, either eth0 or eth1 will become the management port.

  3. Click Save.
  4. When prompted to restart the network service, click Yes.

    The system restarts the network service. This may take some time. Wait for the process to complete before you can access the management console again.