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Teaming Network Cards

Hi,

I need to "team" two network cards that are installed on a server.  Does anyone know how to "team" network cards?  I'm running Windows Server 2000.
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mbcasey
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gpriceeeCommented:
Do the NICs have teaming software, such as HP?
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mbcaseyAuthor Commented:
No, it's a Gateway.
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gpriceeeCommented:
Are the NICs gateway?
What are the model numbers?
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gpriceeeCommented:
Take a look at the following link in the meantime: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windows2000serv/deploy/confeat/nlbovw.mspx

Really, the best way to team NICs is to have teaming software designed specifically for those NICs.
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Tim HolmanCommented:
You can only team if the hardware supports it.  What hardware are you running ?  Is it a specific server platform or a desktop (in which case you won't be able to do this).
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sciwriterCommented:
Teaming is designed for modems, not network cards.  The above comments, about hardware dependency are just part of the issue.  Networking bonds and IP to a specific MAC address of the NIC, so teaming, in the modem sense, would violate the fundamental premise of networking with TCP/IP -- therefore it has to qualify as a hardware hack, no?  Why are you trying to do this? Would it not be better to get a gigabyte card and switch, which is the normal way to increase throughput?
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cooleditCommented:
hi, there

please state what hardware is in use. HP, IBM, Dell or else + is this onboard nic's..?

What kinda NIC cards is it vendor + model
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mklaroCommented:
i am trying to do the same thing. I am using a Dell 2850 with two added Intel 10/100/1000 cards and i want to team them together
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Tim HolmanCommented:
mklaro - you need to open a new question... !
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SUSQCommented:
For Intel based cards the newest intel drivers available from intel.com will allow teaming as long as you have 1 of 2 requirements.  1 - it's an intel server adapter, and or 2 it's an intel integrated nic.  As long as one of those requirements is met you can team a non-intel nic with one of the previous.

The intel cards are used by Dell.

HP uses mainly Broadcom nics and provides drivers for the approprate nic, and the Network Configuration Utility v8.0.0 (at this time).

If you are using unsupported nics there are some 3rd party teaming software solutions such as NIC Express.
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Tim HolmanCommented:
Hi Annie - point noted!  I have stopped using admin comments for anything bar cleanup.  You may come across a few more that I posted before you alerted me...  :)
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