Dear Friends, Problem:- We are facing frequent Adaptor link down & teaming failure/ switch over messages(Information/warning) in the windows event viewer. Our architecture:- We have total 14 PC in a network with intel teaming cards installed on them. Out of 14 , 10 machines are Dell make, 7 Nos. - Model Dell Optiplex 3010 and 2 Nos.- Model Optiplex 3020 and 1 No. Dell Precision . The cards used for teaming are 1. Intel PRO/1000 PT Server - Adapter (EXPI9400PT) 2. Intel Gigabit CT Desktop - Adapter (EXPI9301CT) We have configured the Teaming type as " Switch Fault Tolerant". Set the PT card as Primary and CT as secondary. We are getting messages of teaming failure for link down on these 10 dell machines randomly. We are not able to identify the exact rootcause for this problem. And along with these errors we are also getting blue screens on machines randomly. So we would like to know how to trace out the problem and is there any link between these messages and blue screen. Ex. of messages from event log iANSMiniport 11 None Adapter link down: Intel(R) Gigabit CT Desktop Adapter iANSMiniport 11 None Adapter link down: Intel(R) Gigabit CT Desktop Adapter e1qexpress 27 None "Intel(R) Gigabit CT Desktop Adapter Network link is disconnected. " iANSMiniport 11 None Adapter link down: Intel(R) PRO/1000 PT Server Adapter iANSMiniport 11 None Adapter link down: Intel(R) PRO/1000 PT Server Adapter Service Control Manager 7036 None The Distributed Link Tracking Client service entered the stopped state. Service Control Manager 7036 None The Distributed Link Tracking Client service entered the running state. Please guide.
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Kindly share additional details of your setup, such as PT connects to Switch 1 then CT connects to Switch 2.
Is STP turned of on the incoming ports of the switches where the adapters where connected or configured portfast? Please share the OS and driver version loaded on the systems as well.
Kindly refer to the web article below containing teaming considerations for your reference.