BroadCom Teaming

Posted on 2011-10-21
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
Hi All

We are facing peculiar issue in one windows server. In windows 2003 server two Broadcom NICs are teamed. Sometimes the server lost the network connectivity, when we ping the server, we are getting the request timed out and we are not able RDP the server. We login to the server through remote system management tool like ILO and disabling and enabling the Virtual adapter resolving the issue. Again after few days same issue will come

What could be the root cause and how we can troubleshoot it?
Question by:valuelabs97
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    You have probably already checked but I would make sure your server BIOS, NIC drivers and switch firmware are all up to date.  I had a similar problem with a D-Link managed switch that was resolved with a firmware update.
    Be sure to check that your teaming protocol set in the switch is the same as the adapter's and not auto.

    Author Comment

    Hi Joelsplace,

    Will there be  way to figure out, which has the problem
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    That can be tricky.  I didn't figure mine out until the switch firmware update fixed it.  I did have another issue one time with a team that turned out to be one of the network cables.

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