Windows NT* adapter teaming
Adapter Teaming Installation Notes for the PRO/100 S Server Adapter Under Windows NT 4.0
Note: Teaming requires Intel® Server Adapters.
The PRO/100 S adapter provides several options for increasing throughputand fault tolerance when running NT 4.0:
For more information on adapter teaming, please see the general readmefile on Adapter Teaming (TEAMING.TXT).
- Adapter Fault Tolerance (AFT) - provides automatic redundancy foryour adapter. If the primary adapter fails, the secondary takes over.
- Adaptive Load Balancing (ALB) - creates a team of 2 - 8 adapters toincrease transmission throughput. Also includes the AFT option. Workswith any 100BASE-TX switch.
- Fast EtherChannel* (FEC) - creates a team of 2 or 4 adapters toincrease transmission and reception throughput. Also includes the AFToption. Requires a Cisco switch with FEC capability.
Before you get started
Before you can configure the PRO/100 S adapter for Adapter Teaming, you need to do the following:
- Install at least two PRO/100+ or PRO/100 S server adapters in a Windows NT 4.0 system as described in the "Windows NT 40 Installation Notes" section in the MS.TXT readme file. When installation is complete make sure you restart Windows NT.
Note: Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 5 or later is required for implementing Adapter Teaming properly. Install Service Pack prior to configuring Adapter Teaming.
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- If connecting to a hub, each adapter in a team must be connected to a port which is in the same collision domain. If connected to a switch, each adapter in a team must be connected to a port which is in the same network.
Important: If you intend to team PRO/1000 Gigabit Server adapters or PRO/100 Intelligent Server adapters, make sure you download the latest drivers for these adapters from the Intel website.
- Double-click on the Network Icon in the Control Panel.
- Select the Adapters tab and double-click the "Intel PRO/100 S PCI Adapter" found in the Network Adapters list box. This will launch the PROSet utility.
- Click on the Adapter Teaming tab and click the Add Adapter to a Team button.
- At the Teaming Wizard dialog, select the type of team you want to create and click Next.
- Add a check in the checkbox for each adapter you want as a part of the team and click Next.
- Click Finish to apply your changes.
- Click OK to close PROSet.
You should notice a new listing in the Network control panel, which is the team you have created.
- Click Close to close the Network control panel. Other configuration screens may appear. Configure as desired.
- When prompted, restart Windows NT.
This applies to: