network card connectivity issue on domain controller

matteu31 467 Reputation points
2021-09-21T12:51:34.58+00:00

Hello,

For one custommer, I have and issue where network card doesn't work anymore after random time (2/3days) and I need to disconnect and reconnect the network card to fix the issue.
It's 2012R2 operating system.
The server is DC + DNS + DHCP.
The server has 2 network interface
1 * 1Gb for lan
2 * 10 with teaming for iSCSI (for backup repository)

I would like to find recent documentation to :
-Show multihomed is not recommended on domain controller
-Nic Teaming on domain controller is not recommended / supported

I don't find anything about these point on documentation except for 2000 or 2003.

I will also try to upgrade firmware / bios on this server and see if the issue is solved.

Thanks for your help.

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  1. Anonymous
    2021-09-21T13:35:03.76+00:00

    Multi-homing a domain controller will always cause no end to grief for active directory DNS. There should be no need to team adapters on a domain controller. If the loading were that high then the solution is to add more domain controllers.

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  2. matteu31 467 Reputation points
    2021-09-21T13:37:53.757+00:00

    My issue here is my domain controller is not dedicated to this function...

    But you're right, it's not recommended to have DC with other function and it's enough to say the configuration is not good.

    Thanks :)

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  3. Anonymous
    2021-09-21T13:41:04.833+00:00

    My issue here is my domain controller is not dedicated to this function...

    Another option is to install the hyper-v role (as only role) on host, then stand up two virtual machines. One dedicated for active directory domain services, and another virtual machine for other role.

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  4. matteu31 467 Reputation points
    2021-09-21T13:52:14.857+00:00

    On my case it's not possible because it's used as tape server.
    Tape server need to be used on bare metal and not on VM.

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  5. Anonymous
    2021-09-21T13:56:42.297+00:00

    Regardless the multi-homing and teaming are the two target issues that need to go away.

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