Teaming Network Cards


I have two Broadcom NetXtreme II GigE that I would like to team together but I am getting strange error messages when I try to do so.

"Broadcom BCM5790C NetXtreme II GigE is not fully certified for supporting teaming"

Can someone explain this error please.

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Zephyr ICTCloud ArchitectCommented:
It should be able to team, not sure why you get the error though.
Normally it can support following teaming:

Smart Load Balancing and Failover
Link Aggregation (802.3ad)
Generic Trunking (FEC/GEC)/802.3ad-Draft Static
SLB (Auto-Fallback Disable)


The only other reference I found for this error was Symantec Anti Virus (SEP) causing this message to appear.
Dr. KlahnPrincipal Software EngineerCommented:
The reason is unknown, but the problem seems to be cosmetic only per the HP document below.  It may be related to the Broadcom Advanced Control Suite, and it occurs on at least two different Broadcom network interfaces (yours, and the Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet.)

From the HP Storageworks X5000 manual:

Issue: Warning message that a Broadcom NIC is not fully certified to support NIC teaming


Storage Servers using the Broadcom Advanced Control Suite (BACS) application may see a warning message notification stating [0001] Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet is not fully certified for supporting teaming. Do you want to continue?

The warning notification can be ignored and the Create Team action can continue by selecting Yes. HP engineers are working to correct this anomaly.
minniejpAuthor Commented:
Seems to have been a problem with Hyper V holding on to binding details for previous cards.  Now resolved.

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