Nevertheless, during the years there is some unstoppable progress, the register-level interface of the NIC hardware sometimes changes in a big step rather than by minor tweaks and slow evolution. From my perspective, Microsoft broke this. You can use teaming to add fault tolerance, load balancing, and link aggregation features to a group of ports. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information. You need at least one “team member first class” in the system, to be able to configure teams. Configure team member features similarly or failover and team functionality are affected with possible severe consequences. Microsoft mentions only two basic “configurations” of their teaming subsystem:

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I’m not too worried about the controller or server dying since we have a ‘cluster’ of these application servers our application load balances itself.

The feature set of the team e. Friday, July 1, 2: The Intel Ethernet hardware is nice in that legacies are honored and there’s generally a single common driver for all Intel NIC’s.

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You need at least one “team member first class” in the system, to be able to configure teams. Sign up using Email and Password. Windows 10 is worse junk than Vista. Active aggregators in software determine team membership between the switch and the ANS software or between switches.


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I’m a hair’s breadth away from going back to Windows 8. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Wednesday, August 24, Cannot start a team on its own, but can be invited to become a member of a team started by a 1st-class member. Some of the Intel teaming guides also mention “multiple vendor Teaming”, but no particular other Vendor or NIC is ever mentioned.

Note that there are also NIC’s that do have a driver in the system and can work in a stand-alone fashion, but do not have a Teaming tab and are not proposed as possible members in the “new team wizard. Microsoft do not mention STP in their teaming guide, temaing that probably doesn’t make a difference.

By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service. The teaming wizard may occasionally yap at you, that some feature e.

Intel Ethernet Teaming

Because of this it’s recommended to always have at least two separate NIC chips, though not a requirement. This teaming type works with any switch.

Only two adapters can be assigned to an SFT team. Spanning Tree STP must be running on the network to make sure that loops are eliminated. Remove From My Forums. Interestingly, the NIC’s still typically pop up with a driver installed automagically – but nitel will be a stock Windows driver, some older version originally from Intel, adopted by Microsoft earlier on into the Windows installer.


Must be used with an This mode can be connected to any switch. Disabling STP prevents data loss when the primary adapter is returned to service failback.

I want it to failover gracefully. Features Modes Dynamic Can I team two ports from the same controller?

Intel Ethernet Teaming

Hell, even my Intel RST controller worked fine until Windows 10 – now it’s a train-wreck, literally destroying irreplacable data my mistake because I had just donated my mirror machine days before.

Any port teamkng displays in the Intel PROset teaming wizard can be included in a team including older Intel adapters and non-Intel adapters.

All bindings are restored when the LBFO team is removed. Simultaneous transmission only occurs at multiple addresses. The physical adapter buffers or descriptors might need to be increased when set into a team.