A Network Interface Card is a computer component which connects to a physical network in order to send and receive data.

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Multiple NIC arp issue

I'm troubleshooting an issue on Centos 6.4. I have a few systems setting up for greenplum. Each one has two "interconnect" interfaces connecting to an isolated subnet. It is like a cluster ...
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Why are we having problems with multiple nics in office and production networks going to 100mbps mode?

updates and additional info 2 environments, office and production at datacenter Both environments have Cat-5e cables, a cable was replaced when it tested as bad with Broadcom's cable testing, and ...
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Network card capable of capturing a tonne of packets and not dropping them?

Edit: Our server is trying to capture packets at between 500-600Mb/s, but is dropping packets 'due to kernel'. Data is being written to SSDs, and isn't bottleneck there. What things should I look ...
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How best to setup for high traffic due to thin clients

I develop a client/server software system that is designed to display images to the photographer's customers. A LOT of my customers are using thin clients for the viewing stations, the NComputing ...
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NIC Bonding/balance-rr with Dell PowerConnect 5324

I'm trying to get NIC bonding to work with balance-rr so that three NIC ports are combined, so that instead of getting 1 Gbps we get 3 Gbps. We are doing this on two servers connected to the same ...
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Move a NIC to another PCIe slot

I have a server running OpenSuse with a 10Gbe card (Intel 82599eb) and the driver is installed and it is working correctly. I need to move the card to another slot. However, when I do so, the card ...
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How to see all nics in Solaris 8/9

I have a questions regarding how to see all NICS in the solaris 8/9 SPARC boxes. Even if they are active/inactive. dladm show-link command does not work. cat /etc/path_to_inst could but it's hard to ...
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Unexplained Packets being dropped

I have two servers one sending large amounts of data to the other, we are noticing that one server is sending data to the other but the receiving server is missing some of the data or packets. I am ...
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No access to our server outside LAN

I hope this isn't above the scope of ServerFault. If the question doesn't work here, some direction would be helpful. We've got an Ubuntu development server with 2 nics. One has a public IP and one ...
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2 NIC's with ESXi [closed]

Good day all, I have an ESXi server running in a Data Center. The server is connected to an HP Pro Curve 2810 switch on NIC 1. I have a second NIC on the server which I want to connect to a second ...
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LOM vs. NIC for iDRAC with Dell PowerEdge R720xd

I'm trying to get going with iDRAC 7 Express (no Enterprise license so we can't use the dedicated port). In the setup menu for iDRAC, it asks to choose which network interface to use for iDRAC. ...
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How to bond NIC on a virtual machine?

I'm puzzled about this process. Historically when I've setup an LACP bond on a piece of physical hardware I have to create the analogous setup on the switch. How does this work with a virtual machine ...
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Netsh Dump missing DNS settings

I'm trying to figure out why "netsh dump" produces different scripts on 2003 versus 2008. In output below, I've used "netsh interface ip dump" to keep the length of this post reasonable. I've searched ...
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How does a NIC send a hardware interrupt? [closed]

Some context. A few weeks ago, a NIC was replaced on a box without much troubleshooting to find a clear resolution to the problem. A senior administrator got into a small tiff with an entry-level ...
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How common are Intel igb NIC drivers/cards, compared to Intel e1000, etc.?

I'm troubleshooting VMware ESXi host network and connectivity issues stemming from the use of Intel NICs who require the igb driver. The chipset is Intel Corporation 82576. VMware has a few ...
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Finding NIC firmware version

I need to find out the firmware version of the NIC(s) on on IBM Windows Server 2008 using CMD, Powershell or by any other means.I also should note that I can't reboot the server to go to bios or use ...
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How to improve Intel X520-DA2 10Gb NIC throughput without Jumbo packets

Here's what I have done so far: Using more Rx/Tx buffers boosts performance the most from defaults. I set RSS Queues to 4 on each adapter, and specified starting RSS CPU on the second port to ...
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Centos 6.4 2 NIC same gateway

I'm having a problem with my centos server setup, i have 2 public nic and they have the ip from 209.59.252.0/24, with the same gateway. The problem is that only eth0 works, the other one doesn't. They ...
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Windows Server 2012 after restart public network become private

I have a 3 servers with Windows Server 2012. After restart one server : public network become private and private network become public. (2 NIC) I don't know how this can happen and how to fix it ? I ...
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Hosting multiple socks proxies on a single server

I have multiple public IP addresses assigned to a single NIC in a Windows Server 2012. I want to be able to use each IP as a socks proxy server which has to be accessible from other Internet users. ...
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Two NIC card with same mac address

Yes its very strange but I have got two server having same H/W MAC address. The issue which I am facing is again very strange. 1st Server is normal windows server. 2nd Server is running KVM on ...
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CentOS: network adapter reset - error reading PHY register

I have a problem with a server. The following is written in the /var/log/messages error log: Aug 15 10:22:46 s00000000 kernel: ------------[ cut here ]------------ Aug 15 10:22:46 s00000000 ...
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Login script not running as the NIC takes too long to initialise

We're just about to roll out a bunch of Lenovo T431s's but have an odd problem with the NICs on them. Basically (from reboot) they are taking too long to initialise (i.e. the blue "swirl" on the ...
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Is APC's smart-signaling cable (940-0024) really proprietary?

First, not sure if this question belongs here or SU, so please advice accordingly before wildly down-voting or blasting me. We have a UPS unit for which we recently configured to work on our network. ...
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Broadcom Advanced Control Suite 4 on a PowerConnect 2848 making router (ASA5505) throw ARP errors when TEAMING (different MAC addresses from same IP)

For some reason the Broadcom Advanced Control Suite 4 seems to be a little buggy OR I have not configured something correctly. I have 4 Gb NICs and I team 3 of them to make a virtual adaptor... ...
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Storage Network Stops Transmitting Traffic

I have a troublesome issue. I have a 10Gb storage network serving a VMWare vSphere 5.1 environment. Storage: TrueNAS(NFS) with a Chelseio T320 10Gb Nic Storage: Dell PowerVault MD3600i(iSCSI) ...
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Accessing the internet (or other network) via server with two NICs

I currently have the following setup whereby I need Server #1 to reach the Internet via Server #2 using its second NIC. Is this possible using static routes? If so which route should be added to ...
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Multiple webservers behind firewall done correctly?

Basiclly I have a firewall and behind it i have a webserver which is a webportal for clients, a second webserver that hosts their webpages and a DNS server I want to route the traffic through that ...
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Need to configure 2008 server with 2 NICs on different subnets

I am working on an application that requires a 2008 server to have 2 NICs for security purposes. NIC 1 will be connected to the customer's enterprise network with a static IP and is routable. It ...
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Two Nics, one direct connection and forwarding

I'm designing a system with a Server PC with two nics running Centos 6 and a Sensor Device which runs a web server. The Sensor Device is connected directly to one of the nics of the Server PC. All ...
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Layer 2 Load-Balancing on redundant Architecture

Some PCs with 2 NICs are bound on 2 Switches in order to avoid a Single-Point-of-Failure (the switches are interconnected to each other too). Under which cirumstances is it possible that the PCs can ...
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if there are 2 NIC on the same machine, can a tcp client on one NIC connect to a tcp server on the other NIC?

I use tun/tap to create a tun NIC tun0 with IP 10.10.10.2, and I have a real NIC eth0 with IP 202.112.34.49 then I run a tcp client which binds its socket to 202.112.34.49 and a tcp server binding ...
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How to block outgoing traffic of the mac address of one of the server's own NIC with ip tables?

i have a server with 5 nics connected to a switch, and running GNS3 (cisco router emulator). I need to block, in the server, the packets originated by the nics at layer 2 level (the nics are not ...
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Do I need 2 NIC cards to forward public IP to private IP? [closed]

To use NAT do I need 2 nic cards? I want to use my server for my own business (I don't require VPN) and simply need to forward my public IP to the private IP so that websites show up as ...
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Why did robocopy cause my Windows 2012 server to hang last night?

I'm in the process of decommissioning an old 2003 server, which acts as a file server, and am just attempting a dry-run of migrating the file repository over to a new Windows Storage Server 2012 box. ...
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Intel igb driver building with checkinstall

How to properly compile the latest Intel igb driver (4.1.2) with checkinstall ? When I am trying to do this I got following error: *checkinstall -D root@debian:~/igb-4.1.2/src# ...
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How to “dedicate” a 2nd NIC correctly without provoking a storm?

Some parts / aspects of this topic have been discussed here before. Leading up to my question: eth0 is the official nic of my ubuntu 12.04-server eth1 is the "local=yes" port of bridge 'br1' ...
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Server 2008 on VMware vSphere 5.1 - nic takes 20-25 mins to connect to the network

I have VM with Server 2008 R2 on it that I just recently installed Exchange 2010 on. It has been working 100% till today. This morning I installed ESET (antivirus) on the machine and then this ...
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Giving Multiple ip address of same n/w on two virtual nic

running xen with 2 guests i have been trying to assign public ip addresses to two virtual nic, one each which is sharing bridge networking with host. tried this Host x.x.116.2 created two nic ...
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How do I create a Debian netinst installer that has a 3rd party network driver?

I want to install Debian on a machine, but the kernel and modules in the squeeze netinst module do not support the network driver. I can build a kernel module that works, but: How do I get the same ...
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Dell r900 and SFP+ HBA

I'm trying to pair up the parts and pieces to get an already purchased Dell Equallogic PS6010E going, with a couple existing Dell r900 servers for ESXi 5.0,and keep running into show-stoppers. The ...
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Protocol moves to another ethx Suse

I have a server which has 2 nics eth0 and eth1 eth0 is used for our email traffic server. everything working fine some time later a eth1 was added for backup purposes so this new nic sends data to ...
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routing internet via WLAN, but still connect to local LAN

I have 5 computers which are normally connected to an LAN, which is connected to internet access. However, rarely the internet provider has a fault and this causes the LAN to lose internet ...
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linux ethernet card ping problems?

I have a very strange problem with my ethernet card. Here is ethernet card details: description: Ethernet interface product: RTL8169 PCI Gigabit Ethernet Controller vendor: Realtek ...
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Added a new NIC, can't reach any devices off the interface (ubuntu)

I was wondering if anyone could help me narrow this problem I have a gateway running Ubuntu server 10.04 (LTS) and I have added a new NIC to it which is a Intel PRO 1000PT GbE, bringing the ...
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Intel Corporation 82540EP NIC and “rx_missed_errors” at 140Mbps

I have an Intel Corporation 82540EP Gigabit Ethernet Controller which uses module e1000 version 7.3.21-k8-NAPI. While it is a GigE NIC, I receive "rx_missed_errors"(ethtool -S eth0) already in case of ...
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How do I calculate the ethernet NIC-to-NIC time to send a MTU packet (1500 bytes)? (OS-excluded) [closed]

I understand it will depend on the speed of the ethernet 10 Mbit to 100 Gbit. Given an ethernet speed, how do I calculate the time spend in the wire from NIC-to-NIC? I am assuming here that the ...
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Installing ESXi/ Hyper-V using NIC supporting iBFT

We can install ESXi to a iSCSI target if we have NIC that supports iBFT. But what I am trying to see is if we can install ESXi by booting off an iSCSI target which is a mounted ISO? How about Hyper-V ...
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VMWare NIC's on Virtual Machines

I'm running on esxi(which has 2 physical NIC intern -extern) 2 Ubuntu 12.04VM's each connected to internal NIC. How could I bridge theme to have internet on both of theme without to use for each one ...
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Assigning two IPs to one NIC in CentOS

I have been following this method described here: http://linuxwave.blogspot.com/2010/01/setting-virtual-ip-in-centos.html To assign a virtual IP to one NIC. Basically I copied ifcfg-eth0 and makde ...