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Single server multi NICs load balance

Let us suppose CCBoot Server has two network cards with ip addresses 192.168.100.114 and 192.168.100.113. We can make use of both NIC to boot the client and balance the load on both NIC so that the client performs better.

To do so follow the steps below:

  1. Go to the DHCP settings and select “0.0.0.0” in the DHCP server IP (Figure 1).

Figure 1

  1. Go to the Computers page, select half of the PCs, and then right click and choose “Edit PC” option (Figure 2).

Figure 2

  1. Check the checkbox next to the “1st Server” check box then enter one of the IP addresses in the “1st Server” field then on the “2nd Server” field enter the other IP address, and then click the “OK” button (Figure 3).

Figure 3

  1. Similarly, select the other half of the PC and choose “Edit PC” (Figure 4).

  1. Then, check the checkbox next to the “1st Server” check box then enter the IP address in reverse order (2nd IP on the 1st Server and 1st IP on the 2nd Server) (Figure 5).

  1. Now, turn on the PCs, and you will notice that clients are using both of your NICs to boot from CCBootCloud.

Note:

  1. When configured like this, If the 1st IP address is not available then the client will boot from the second IP address and vice versa.
  2. If you have 3 or 4 NIC, then you can split the PC into 4 groups and set the IP in order.
  3. 1st group will use - 1st and 2nd IP,  2nd group will use - 2nd and 3rd IP, 3rd group will use - 3rd and 4th IP and 4th group will use - 4th and 1st IP address as boot server IPs.
  4. For one NIC, setting a gateway and for other NICs setting IP is enough.

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