NIC teaming in Window 2008

Is it possible to configure NIC teaming in Window 2008 ? If not, any alternative solution ?

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Kamal KhaleefaInformation Security SpecialistCommented:
Not supported on 2008
Start supporting 2008R2
There is another approach but depend on your criteria
Whats for the server you want do network teaming
Is it application or file server or ,...
Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
NIC Teaming often can be achieved if the NIC driver software allows for it. As stated above, native support is limited to more recent Server OS. You might have to install the full package from the manufacturer. For example, our W2008 is able to perform NIC teaming with Intel and Broadcom drivers.
AXISHKAuthor Commented:
Can you dump the setting for NIC teaming in Broadcom drivers ? I'm using it in my Dell server...

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Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
There is nothing to "dump". Use the Broadcom Advanced Control Suite to create a team, and assign the NICs to it. Make sure to choose the correct link aggregation type (we use 802.3ad), being static LAG. The switch needs to be set up accordingly, of course. Nothing more to pay attention to ...
Kamal KhaleefaInformation Security SpecialistCommented:
It wont work using broadcom
You wont find the requested driver or compatability
Just see what app running on server you wana make nic team and let find workaround
AXISHKAuthor Commented:

"choose the correct link aggregation type (we use 802.3ad)"

For 802.3ad, does it equivalent to lacp in Cisco switch ?  Tks
Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
Appears to be that way. LACP is the protocol used to make sure Link Aggregation is configured correctly and working.

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AXISHKAuthor Commented:
Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
I have to object. In which way http:#a41121229 was of any help? "It wont work using broadcom" contradicts what I told, and of course it works - we run it that way.
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