3 Windows NT Adapter Teaming Adapter Teaming Installation Notes for the PRO/100+ Server Adapter Under Windows NT 4.0 ========================================================== Overview -------- The PRO/100+ adapter provides several options for increasing throughput and fault tolerance when running NT 4.0: Adapter Fault Tolerance (AFT) - provides automatic redundancy for your adapter. If the primary adapter fails, the secondary takes over. Adaptive Load Balancing (ALB) - creates a team of 2 - 4 adapters to increase transmission throughput. Also includes AFT option. Works with any 100BASE-TX switch. Fast EtherChannel* (FEC) - creates a team of 2 - 4 adapters to increase transmission and reception throughput. Also includes AFT option. Requires a Cisco switch with FEC capability. For more information on adapter teaming, please see the general readme file on Adapter Teaming (TEAMING.TXT). Before you get started ---------------------- Before you can configure the PRO/100+ adapter for Adapter Teaming, you need to do the following: Install at least two PRO/100+ adapters in a Windows NT 4.0 system as described in the Windows NT 4.0 readme file (MSNT40.TXT). When installation is complete make sure you restart Windows NT. If connecting to a hub, each PRO/100+ adapter in a team must be connected to a port which is in the same collision domain. If connected to a switch, each PRO/100+ adapter in a team must be connected to a port which is in the same network. NOTE: Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 3 or later, with the NDIS driver hotfix (NDISFIXI), is required for implementing Adapter Teaming properly. Install these prior to configuring Adapter Teaming. Whenever implementing any configuration changes to a Windows NT 4.0 network, such as Adapter Teaming for the Intel EtherExpress PRO/100+, you must run the NDIS Driver Hotfix utility (NDISFIXI.EXE) prior to restarting Windows NT. This utility must be run each time a change is made to a Windows NT 4.0 network configuration. The NDIS Driver Hotfix utility is included on the PRO/100+ Server Adapter diskette, which accompanied your system, or is available for download from the Microsoft ftp site shown below: Support Sites for Microsoft Patches Service Pack 3: ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/bussys/winnt/winnt-public/fixes/usa /nt40/ussp3 NDIS Driver Hotfix: ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/bussys/winnt/winnt-public/fixes/usa/ nt40/hotfixes-postsp3/ndis-fix/ General Instructions ==================== 1 Double-click on the Network Icon in the Control Panel. 2 Select the Adapter tab and double-click the "Intel PRO/100+ PCI Adapter" found in the Network Adapters list box. This will launch the PROSet utility. 3 Click on the Adapter Teaming button. A popup box will appear asking you to make sure the hotfix NDISFIXI has been installed. If it has, check the box to clear this popup. If it has not, cancel and install it before proceeding. 4 The Adapter Teaming dialog box appears. Click OK to continue. Adapter Teaming will automatically be installed. 5 Select the Teaming mode desired. 6 Select the adapters to be included in the team and click on the move up or move down buttons. Click OK when done. Note: If you are creating more than one team, do not restart Windows NT until all teams are created. 7 To add additional teams, repeat this process starting at step 1. Important Note: Be sure to run the NDIS Driver hotfix utility (NDISFIXI.EXE) before restarting Windows NT. Additional Information ====================== Launching the Configuration Manager: To launch the Teaming Configuration Manager, select the Adapters tab in the Network dialog box. Highlight the Intel AFT/ALB or FEC Team and select Properties. Identifying the properties of the adapter team: In the Teaming Configuration Manager, highlight the Intel AFT, ALB or FEC Team and click Properties. Click the Help button for more detailed information about the settings. Identifying the properties of the PRO/100+ adapter in a Fault Tolerance team: In the Adapter Fault Tolerance Configuration Manager, highlight the PRO/100+ adapter and click Properties. See Help for more detailed information about the settings. * Third-party trademarks are the property of their respective owners.Download Driver Pack
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