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    Team Intel Pro/1000 MT

    Hi.

    I have searched the forums and the wider web and I can't find anything of use to help with this.

    I have a number of servers with two network cards. I have not been able to connect both cards in the past, as I did not have enough Gigabit switch ports available in the server room. That has now changed and I want to be able to connect all of the servers so that they can work at their full potential. Just connecting the cards was disastrous, as it made a real mess of DNS and DHCP [Duplicate IP addresses for the same station and individual IP addresses being handed out to multiple stations: I think the record was one IP address handed out to four stations. Chaos as you can imagine]

    That aside I want to connect these cards now and I think I need to team them. I can’t find any guidance on this anywhere. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Thanks in advance.

    Server OS: Windows 2003 SP1.

    Cards: Intel Pro/1000 MT.

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    Re: Team Intel Pro/1000 MT

    I cant understand why a DHCP server would hand out the same IP to two different cards, let alone 4 different workstations?

    There seems something amiss here, as my understanding is that DHCP doesnt look at the "workstation" that the card is on, but the MAC address of the card itself, as far as the DHCP server should be concerned, each card is a completely seperate device, and therefore should be handing out different IP's.

    The only thing I can think of is, somewhere along the line, have you custom-set MAC addresses on your NIC's? I know some cards allow the functionality etc.

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    Re: Team Intel Pro/1000 MT

    You need to download the teaming software for the network cards. Install it and configure a team.

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    Re: Team Intel Pro/1000 MT

    What switches do you have?

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    Re: Team Intel Pro/1000 MT

    Edit: Sorry just reread your post, can't be awake yet.

    Originally posted some gibberish about giving your servers statics. I don't see how teaming will address you dhcp oddities...

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    Re: Team Intel Pro/1000 MT

    Give your servers have static addresses?
    Don't you have a scope for servers and another for DHCP devices ?
    If not, I think a move towards this way would help.... [ Just my 2 pennies worth ]

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    Re: Team Intel Pro/1000 MT

    Quote Originally Posted by DMcCoy
    What switches do you have?
    Sadly they are all 3Com switches.

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    Re: Team Intel Pro/1000 MT

    Quote Originally Posted by mattx
    Give your servers have static addresses?
    Don't you have a scope for servers and another for DHCP devices ?
    If not, I think a move towards this way would help.... [ Just my 2 pennies worth ]
    Our scope is one large scope for all stations and servers, but the servers are at the bottom of the range, static and taken from a reserved list. The switches are on a private range.

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    Re: Team Intel Pro/1000 MT

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveP
    Quote Originally Posted by DMcCoy
    What switches do you have?
    Sadly they are all 3Com switches.
    Do they support 802.3ad?

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    Re: Team Intel Pro/1000 MT

    Quote Originally Posted by DMcCoy
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    Quote Originally Posted by DMcCoy
    What switches do you have?
    Sadly they are all 3Com switches.
    Do they support 802.3ad?
    I don't know off the top of my head, I would have to dig out the handbooks. Why would that help?

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    Re: Team Intel Pro/1000 MT

    Quote Originally Posted by andyrite
    You need to download the teaming software for the network cards. Install it and configure a team.
    I just tried that and it killed my server. Got it back now though. I guess I must have downloaded the wrong drivers, but it looked like the right stuff!

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    Re: Team Intel Pro/1000 MT

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveP
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    What switches do you have?
    Sadly they are all 3Com switches.
    Do they support 802.3ad?
    I don't know off the top of my head, I would have to dig out the handbooks. Why would that help?
    The switch *and* the NIC have to support teaming.

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    Re: Team Intel Pro/1000 MT

    Quote Originally Posted by DMcCoy
    The switch *and* the NIC have to support teaming.
    Ah all becomes clear now. In that case it is supported by our existing switches, as I have som cards teamed already. These are connected to the switch put in at install time. I will have to check if my new 12 port Gigabit switch also supports 802.3ad. Looking through the handbook now.

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    Re: Team Intel Pro/1000 MT

    Put simply is the switch a managed switch? I.e it has a web interface and lots of settings that you can configure? If so then chances are the switch supports teaming / trunking, if it is not managed then there is no way your going to be able to team your server cards.

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