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Mssql Server looses connection to domain; cannot access any shares until reboot

Server is Windows 2008R2. MSSQl Server 2008 is installed. 4 Broadcom Network Cards (3 active, 1 standbye) We had two time the same issue: Suddenly we cannot access any network shares on other ...
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Hyper-V R2 can't add a teamed NIC as External Network

I have a Dell PowerEdge R710 running Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter and which was part of a Hyper-V Failover Cluster. It has 8x Broadcom BCM5709C NICs and three are teamed together to be my ...
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What is the proper Hyper-V R2 with Teamed Broadcom BCM5709C NICs configuration (VMQ, TOE, LSO, CSO, etc.)?

I have a pair of Dell PowerEdge R710 servers (2x Xeon X5690s, 64GB, 8x BCM5709C NICs) running Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter. They're backed by a Dell PowerVault MD3200 with 3.6TB in RAID 10 ...
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Broadcom Teamed Connections Fails if One NIC is Disconnected, Why?

I have a cluster of servers that are all running either with BCM5716C NetXtreme II cards or BCM5709C NetXtreme II cards. All servers have their cards teamed by the BACS3 software as: Smart Load ...
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Broadcom BCM5709C Jumbo Frames on Windows 2008R2

I have a broadcom bcm5709c quad port nic (gigabit netxtreme II); I download the broadcom utility from there site, I can setup teaming and all, but I can't seem to find the setting to enable jumbo ...
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HP NC382i: Network controller failed to exchange interface with the bus driver

This morning we had an odd problem on a server running hyper-v. It was the second time we've seen the exact same problem int he last 6 months and I am a bit mystified as to the cause. The physical ...
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Number of TX and RX Buffers in Windows Server 2008 R2

I have noticed both broadcom and Intel NICs allow you tune the number of transmit and receive buffers (A Higher number of buffers will cause more memory usage). How do these buffers work: What is ...
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High Instances of Zero Window Messages

On my web servers I am seeing a high rate (106 over ~13 seconds or 300,000 packets) of zero window update messages sent form my web servers to my database servers during peak traffic. Firmware is ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 network adapter stops working, requires hard reboot

TL;DR version: Turns out this was a deep Broadcom networking bug in Windows Server 2008 R2. Replacing with Intel hardware fixed it. We don't use Broadcom hardware any more. Ever. We have been ...