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Link Aggregation Setup on 2008 Server.

Hi I just setup Link Aggregation on our 2008 server using two Broadcom NICs.  Each NICs has a connection speed of 1GBps.    From my understanding teaming the two NICs should provide me 2GBps link speeds?  And how can I tell if I'm getting 2GBps?  

Thanks in advance.
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It will tell you what speed you are getting.

Did you use the Broadcom teaming software??

Click on the Network Icon in the System Tray then click on Open Network and Sharing Center.
In View Active Networks click on the connection, in my case Local Area Connection 2.
You should see the speed in the pop up box.

See attachment.
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Thanks for the snap shot.  Yes I am using Broadcom teaming software.  And mine is only showing 1Gbps on View Status.  Is this correct or should it say 2Gbs since it's configured as teaming?
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How is your team setup??

Have you setup your switch for the Link Aggregation as well??

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Team is setup as Link Aggregation Control Protocol.  

No I haven't setup the switch for link Aggregation.  Is necessary to setup the switch with ling aggregation?  I'm currently using Cisco SG200.  

Again Thanks
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Yep i get that part.

In the properties of your team have you set it to Link Aggregation? See pic.

I would also set the relevant settings on the switch as well.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/switches/lan/csbss/sf20x_sg20x/administration_guide/OL-22849-01.pdf

Specifically page 98

Sorry i forgot to add the pic.
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Yes the Link Aggregation is setup and my setting is the same as picture you sent.  I will review the link you just sent me.

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@ wullieb1 - I'm able to setup my Link Aggregation and I'm able to connect as 2Gb.  I just need to work on my spanning tree to improve my speed.  Again thanks for your help.

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Sorry I forgot to mention that I used my spare Intel NIC cards and Intel Teaming Program.  It was way easier to configure compare to broadcom

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Yeah the Intel stuff is easier but hey you've succeeded in doing it so congrats :) :) :)

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