How do I team a nic

Robert Perez-Corona
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I have a Hp Proliant DL380 G4 server and I recently formatted the box. I have installed most of the Hp System Management software and agents.

How can I team the NICS? Is there something I need to install?

Thanks,

Tobe
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There is generally a NIC software package for the controller where you can team them there.  Here is the PDF on the issue from HP
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00846707/c00846707.pdf

The software is on the utility CD or you can download separate here:http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/servers/proliantessentials/inp/dl-instruction.html
(this is a generic go to page, you need your specific model information, but you should be able to narrow it down starting here)
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You can only team NICs with NICs and drivers that support teaming - teaming provided redundancy - it does little to increase network throughput
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Thanks.

I would like to team them for redundancy purposes but I can't seem to find the place to do so.

I have the drivers installed and most of the agents. I can see the nics in the hp system management console but I dont an option to team them.

I even have another dl380 with team nics that I am trying to use as reference but can't seem to figure it out.

Do I need to assign both the nics an IP before teaming them?

Thanks,

tobe

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You do this in the NIC management software, not the system manager.  That will only confirm your nics have valid drivers and are present.
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Here is a cisco page on an different issue, but slightly related, look in the middle of page, you shoudl see a how to with some pictures.
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/voice_ip_comm/cucm/win_os/driver/team_244.html

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