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Jared_W_Intel
Employee
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Cant disable on board NICs on server motherboard S2600WF

I've got a bunch of S2600WFs and I'd like/need to be able to disable the onboard NICs. There is an option grayed out in the BIOS under Advanced -> PCI Configuration -> NIC Configuration

I was wondering if some other setting will allow me to disable them, or perhaps a jumper setting... I didn't see anything in the manual (S2600WF_TPS.pdf).

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Jared_W_Intel
Employee
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Also it seems that Syscfg.exe does not see the grayed out option as a valid BIOS setting. There has got to be a way to disable the on-board NICs...

idata
Community Manager
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Hello Jared,

 

 

Regarding your question, "on an option to disable the On-board NICs".

 

Could you please provide me with the exact model on the system board. This because there are some boards that don't have this option.

 

With the exact model on the system board I will be able to replicate your request.

 

You can verify this on the following https://www.intel.com/content/dam/support/us/en/documents/server-products/server-boards/S2600WF_Conf... configuration guide.

 

Thank you for your time and patience.

 

 

If there is anything else we can help please feel free to ask.

 

 

Best regards,

 

 

Henry A.
idata
Community Manager
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Hello Jared,

 

 

Following up on your original question for an option to disable the On-board NICs.

 

Could you please provide me with the exact model on the system board. This because there are some boards that don't have this option.

 

With the exact model on the system board, I will be able to replicate your request.

 

You can verify this on the following https://www.intel.com/content/dam/support/us/en/documents/server-products/server-boards/S2600WF_Conf... configuration guide.

 

Thank you for your time and patience.

 

 

If there is anything else we can help please feel free to ask.

 

 

Best regards,

 

 

Henry A.
Jared_W_Intel
Employee
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Motherboard details as follows:

Platform ID: S2600WF

Board Part # : H48104-850

One of the Board Serial # : BQWF73100838

BIOS ver: SE5C620.86B.00.01.0004

idata
Community Manager
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Hello Jared,

 

 

Thank you for the updated information. I've double checked some S2600 family boards and the option to disable the onboard NIC is not available.

 

But I am checking with engineering to see if there is another option.

 

If you don't mind the asking, why is the need to disable the onboard NIC

 

 

If there is anything else we can help please feel free to ask.

 

 

Best regards,

 

 

Henry A.
Jared_W_Intel
Employee
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In our environment we use windows network debugging, unfortunately windows network debugging requires extra settings (varying from system to system) when there are multiple cards present, in addition to not supporting those network cards at all.

Also this is a basic feature that virtually every motherboard implements.

Jared

idata
Community Manager
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Thank you for the updated information

 

I am going to continue working with the Engineering to see if we find something for you
Jared_W_Intel
Employee
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Thanks, we really appreciate it!

idata
Community Manager
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Hello Jared,

 

 

I am really sorry but still I have not received any updates from our engineering department. I am still trying to find you something else to work with.

 

 

If there is anything else we can help please feel free to ask.

 

 

Best regards,

 

 

Henry A.
idata
Community Manager
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Hello Jared,

 

 

Could you please provide me the exact model on the motherboard. Because I was able to find one model that does not allow the management on the NIC board. Also another model does not have onboard NIC but a PCI card.

 

 

If there is anything else we can help please feel free to ask.

 

 

Best regards,

 

 

Henry A.

 

idata
Community Manager
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Hello Jared,

 

 

I just will like to follow up and request you for the exact model on the motherboard. Because I was able to find one model that does not allow the management on the NIC board. Also another model does not have onboard NIC but a PCI card.

 

 

If there is anything else we can help please feel free to ask.

 

 

Best regards,

 

 

Henry A.

 

idata
Community Manager
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Hello Jared,

 

 

Wanted to verify if you had the opportunity to provide us with the exact model on the system board.

 

 

If there is anything else we can help please feel free to ask.

 

 

Best regards,

 

 

Henry A.
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