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Physical Connectivity

In order to achieve highest level of availability, the physical network connectivity must be redundant. The following is a non-exhaustive list of suggestions recommended by Stratus:

In the following diagram, the server contains two network cards; each card has two ports. The ports are marked as Card1Port1 through Card2Port2. Bond Card1Port1 and Card2Port1, and connect the ports to two separate switches.

For the switch configuration, configure VLANs on the switch matching a similar configuration to the one in Sample Network Design. Assign a temporary IP address, and verify network connectivity.