We were working on getting a network level redundancy in place for our new servers. We got multiple NIC's on the server & also a second layer 2 switch. Needed help on which among IPMP & Link aggregation would be suitable in an oracle rac environment.
Does IPMP & link aggregation work when the two NIC's being clubbed are of a different driver?
We have tested IPMP by pulling out the lan cable. The failover was smooth but but it gives a bunch of "request time outs" during fail back. Is this a normal behaviour?
Does link aggregation work incase the two NIC's are connected to different layer2 switches ? Does link aggregation also cause "request time outs" incase of a failure?