The Question is:
quick overview: 2 node Alpha OpenVMS cluster with heavy network
load. Database in use is sybase resideing on a WNT cluster. If I add
a 2nd ethernet controller to the Alpha systems is there a way
to config the network io load to balnece it.
ie... force all the sybase trafiic to 1 of the 2 e-net cards & block
all other traffic. & block all sybase traffic from the other e-net card.
The Answer is :
Please check with Sybase for information on how that package handles
remote SQL requests.
In general, IP will route until the chosen network link to the remote
host degrades, and alternative paths to the destination will then be
sought. And in general, user programs do not select a particular IP
path for the traffic.
The OpenVMS Wizard would first look at what could be the simplest and
cheapest approach, which would involve an upgrade to Fast Ethernet or
Gigabit Ethernet connection.
You could configure the IP network to route to a particular target by
configuring the host names used for the particular interfaces involved.
Some of the features of IPv6 may be of interest, as well.