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NNiks
Beginner
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I350 teaming on Windows 10 active/passive configuration

I know that teaming is not supported for WIndows 10 at the moment by Intel drivers but maybe someone will have some info about my problem.

I am trying to set NIC (I350) teaming in active/passive configuration - 2 NICs are connected, if link to one goes down, the other takes over.

So, I have Windows 10 Enterprise machine with 4 onboard NICs. I am currently using only 2.

I have successfully teamed 2 NICs by using the following command:

New-NetLbfoTeam -Name Team -TeamMembers ethernet1,ethernet2

Everything works that way but that is active/active configuration which doesn't work for me. I need active/passive configuration.

I've tried to do that by using the following command:

Set-NetLbfoTeamMember -Name ethernet1 -AdministrativeMode Standby

this command fails with the following error:

Set-NetLbfoTeamMember : One or more parameter values passed to the method were invalid.

 

At line:1 char:1

 

+ Set-NetLbfoTeamMember -Name eth1 -AdministrativeMode Standby

 

+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 

+ CategoryInfo : InvalidArgument: (MSFT_NetLbfoTea...DBCB57F957E4}"):root/StandardCi...tLbfoTeamMember) [Set-NetLbfoTeamMember], CimException

 

+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : MI RESULT 4,Set-NetLbfoTeamMember

Putting the names in quotes doesn't help either.

Powershell is running with administrator privileges, all NICs are from the same chipset and I can not use Intel teaming because it is not supported on Windows 10 ("Intel(R) Advanced Network Services (Intel(R) ANS) Teams and VLANs are not supported on Microsoft* Windows* "). There is a sample of that cmdlet from the Microsoft page which is essentially the same so I don't think that the syntax is incorrect - "Set-NetLbfoTeamMember -Name "NIC4" -AdministrativeMode Standby"

I have checked this page for the reference but without any help - https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj130857(v=wps.630).aspx

Long story short - I can put 2 NICs in a team but can not make one passive.

Any suggestions?

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idata
Community Manager
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Hi NikcJPN,

 

 

Just a suggestion here not relevant to the command but not sure if this could be of help. ve Please try set the switch Spanning Tree (STP) mode to off.

 

 

Thanks,

 

wb

 

 

 

NNiks
Beginner
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Thanks for the effort but sorry, not it is helping in my case

idata
Community Manager
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HI NickJPN,

 

 

Thank you for the reply. I will further investigate on this.

 

 

rgds

 

wb

 

idata
Community Manager
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Hi NickJPN,

 

 

Further checking, it would be best you contact Microsoft* as this is Microsoft* command, they can further assist you with possible work around.

 

 

rgds,

 

wb