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Why always 2 NICs?


adama
27-03-2013, 15:46
The motherboards likely all come with 2 NICs.

The Kimsufis don't always have 2 nics.

Andy
03-03-2013, 12:25
One is likely set up as the remote support card for rebooting, virtual KVM, etc. The other will be your regular Internet NIC. If both are connected, this is likely correct.

Razakel
03-03-2013, 00:39
It's a dual-port card.

Arran
02-03-2013, 20:47
How come every OVH server seems to have 2 NICs?

I've had 4 different servers over 2 years and every one has 2 NICs, one always unplugged though.

I don't see why there would be 2 for no reason as the one we've got now is 2 I350's and they're not cheap.

Oh, looking at device manager maybe it's only 1 as their locations are:

PCI bus 3, device 0, function 0
PCI bus 3, device 0, function 1

What's up with that?