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  1. #1
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    Question which DC will allow this type of balancing ?

    Hi

    i have 3 ( or more ) server , that all of them need to be connect to internet , all server need local net ,

    why local ? : becouse i will have local high local traffic i dont want to DC use this traffic as my internet traffic !

    Server 1 ( master ) : 20mbps unmetered ( or higher )
    Server 2-3 ... ( slave ) : 10mbps unmetered ( each one )

    local net : 100mbps
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  2. #2
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    You could do this at ev1servers using the P NET(private network) upgrade. This gives each server access to an internal network where bandwidth is not paid for.

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    Best to talk to a smaller provider who will be able to very easily sort you out with a setup that connects your servers using a switch so you can transfer data between them easily. With the real big folks (eg ServerMatrix) this is possible but more problematic.

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    You should be able to do this with pretty much any server provider. There might be an extra charge for a secondary NIC and a backend switch, but they should be able to do it..
    James Lumby

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    We have many customers that have requested just this. Many higher-end providers that manage their own routers can do the same.

    For our customers that request this, this can be done two ways:

    1) Cap bandwidth at the router level so that you have a combined total of 30Mbps unmetered, but keep the switch ports open so that the servers can talk to each other.

    2) Most of our servers have dual NICs. Cap port #1 on each server at 10 or 20Mbps and use a crossover cable or connect the secondary NIC ports to their own vlan.

    That's just how we would do it. Other providers may have different methods.

    Thanks,
    Russell
    Last edited by anon-e-mouse; 10-26-2005 at 07:52 AM.

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    This is becoming a more and more common request every day. Just contact the data center that interests you, and ask them if they can provide this. I think you'll find that most decent providers will...
    Last edited by anon-e-mouse; 10-26-2005 at 07:52 AM.

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    lots of people can support this..

    when we do this, we just give the person in question his own switch.. and he can sort his internal network out..

    we just give them individual dedicated lines per server and you do the load balancing however you want to..

    ofc, there is support if needed..

    but basically this is one of the ways that alot of providers use..

    others just dont charge for local network traffic (and use 1 switch)
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    Originally posted by Rusty500

    1) Cap bandwidth at the router level so that you have a combined total of 30Mbps unmetered, but keep the switch ports open so that the servers can talk to each other.
    Doesn't really work that well.
    1) The end user unable to tell which traffic is internal.
    2) You're limited on your network interfaces if you're pushing both internal and external traffic over the same NIC, especially if you anticipate doing 30+Mbps external.
    3) Doesn't work if the customer later gets additional IP addresses in a different subnet, without funky default routes on the servers. Any traffic passing through the default gateway will be billed.

    Originally posted by Rusty500

    2) Most of our servers have dual NICs. Cap port #1 on each server at 10 or 20Mbps and use a crossover cable or connect the secondary NIC ports to their own vlan.
    The latter is a much better solution The cost of the internal VLAN should only be ~$30 or so per month more, and gives you a lot more flexibility, as well as capacity. With crossover cables, you're limited to only 2 servers, unless you start going NIC crazy

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    Interserver (dot-net) claims to do so. Have had good experience with them.

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