I created an nic teaming 802.3ad using i219 onboard + i210 PCIe NICs but I'm not able to activate the connection.
When I click on "Activate" in the context menu a popup "Activating..." appears but the connection stays inactive.
Intel Ethernet Driver 22.6 running Windows 10 1703 Build 15063.540
LAG is configured on my Netgear GS724Tv4 switch and works with a Windows Server 2016 machine.
Any idea how to set the team to "Active"?
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Thank you for posting at Wired Communities. I will have to check on this, just to double check what is the network adapter teamed on your Windows server 2016?
You may refer to the steps below for the configuration:
1. Install the ANS driver
2. On the switch do the following:
a. Create LAG group
b. Assign ports to LAG group
c. select static link aggregation
d. Disable STP
3. Create static link aggregation team in ANS on the NIC
4. Plug the cable to connect the NIC ports to the switch, please check the status shows as "active" in team properties window and "enabled" in network connection windows
5. Reboot your system
Feel free to update me.
the server uses two i210 NICs but they are teamed using the Server Manager from Windows Server 2016. Everything works great!
The computer with the problem (can't activate the teamed connection) runs Windows 10 1703 x64
Your guide is nearly what I did except that I want to use dynamic LAG, not the static one. The driver you mentioned is already installed.
Thank you for the additional information. Please make sure STP mode in the switch should be disable. Based on the screenshot on lag3.JPG (correct me if I am wrong), the STP mode is enable. Can you help double check? Thanks.
I changed the STP mode to disabled but still not able to activate the connection.
I tried to delete and recreate the team but still the same.
Are there any logfiles I can provide you? Where can I find them?
Thank you for the information. I will try further check. For the meantime, can you try using driver version 22.4 https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/27092/Intel-Network-Adapter-Driver-for-Windows-10
Please feel free to update me.
I installed 22.4 driver and the LAG is working now
(even with STP mode active)
So there must be a bug in the 22.6 driver.
If there is a way to help you with debug logs or if I should test a beta version please let me know.
Thank you for your support!
Thank you so much for the update and glad the issue is fixed. I will bring this matter to our engineer's attention. Again, thank you for your time on this matter.