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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Intel NIC teaming or server 2012 R2?

I'd like to implement NIC teaming on one of my servers and would like to know if it's better to use the Intel NIC teaming from the drivers or to use the NIC teaming from Windows Server 2012 R2.
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Is Loopback addresses stored in NIC? [on hold]

Where is the Loopback addresses 127.x.x.x stored in the pc ? Can I say it is configured at Network Interface Card ?
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why 5 rx queues per NIC

On my office server, the output of cat /proc/interrupts displays one tx queue and 5 rx queues. Is this due to NIC hardware capabilities or can you configure multiple receive ring buffers in linux per ...
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Windows Server 2012 r2 standard with dual NIC + DHCP

Currently I have a physical host with Windows Server 2012 r2 standard installed and DHCP role enabled. In addition the physical host has two network interface cards. I am planing to connect the ...
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Setting up routing in CentOS 6.4 as a router/DHCP server with two nics

I am stumped about how to setup centOS 6.4 to route packets. |Local Network| -eth0- |CentOS 6.4 box| -eth1- |Internet| The centOS box has a dhcp server running. Currently it is handing out IP ...
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Disabling bypass mode on Intel NICs

I'm trying to install PFSense on some decommissioned firewall gear. I've installed PFSense just fine, except for the two NICs are stuck in bypass mode. I don't see any options in the BIOS to edit ...
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After making my VM highly available I get “Could not find Ethernet switch” error when trying to live migrate

I normally create new VMs from the Failover Cluster Manager GUI. But this time around I went a different route because I had to (due to time constraints and available resources at the time). For ...
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Windows Dual NIC - Will this setup cause an ip address conflict?

My company has three subnets total of which two subnets have the same set of ip addresses... 192.168.0.x. This has not been an issue before but we are going to establish a VPN connection between ...
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e1000e Reset adapter unexpectedly / Detected Hardware Unit Hang

I have a Dell 1U Server with Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU L5420 @ 2.50GHz, 8 cores running Ubuntu Server Kernel Version 3.13.0-32-generic on x86_64. It has dual 1000baseT networking cards. I have it set up to ...
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Cannot connect two different networks on rhel6 on 2 virtual NIC's

I have a RHEL6 machine on VMware with 2 Virtual NIC's. The output of the ip's and networks are as below: $ ip a|grep "inet" inet 192.168.17.128/24 brd 192.168.17.255 scope global eth0 inet ...
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nic configuration on a linux virtual machine (rackspace)

I am trying to check my nic speed and duplex setting on a vm I have at rackspace. It is centos 6.4. When I run: # ethtool eth0 Settings for eth0: Link detected: yes This is all I get back. ...
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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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Force local IP traffic to go through LAN WITHOUT ip address changes

I know there's some topics about forcing local IP trafic of a Linux machine to go through the LAN (over the network where a WireShark is captuting trafic) but all solutions implies IP address ...
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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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Windows 7 sending all packets to one nic

I have windows 7 with two nics, one default gateway set on nic1, and no default gateway on nic2. Nics are on different subnets. Nic1 is on 192.168.1.0/24 subnet, and nic2 is on 10.60.194.0/28 network. ...
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NIC seems slow, even on 100Mb/s full duplex [closed]

So I have a server running Centos 6 64bit with cPanel. It's set on eth0 running at 100MB/s full duplex. But, one particular server seems sluggish on its connectivity, despite server load being minimal ...
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Nic Teaming Windows Server 2012 R2 - No network connection

I have 2 100Mbps NIC cards installed into PCIe slots and connected each card to it's own desktop 8 port switch. My Settings: Mode: switch-independent Load Balancing: Dynamic / Address Hash VLAN: ...
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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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Linux: Same static IP configured for all NICs

I am shipping some servers out to remote colo sites. I want to configure them so at the other end any port can be lit-up and the boxes will be good to go. I had originally been planning on bonding ...
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reducing bufferbloat in linux web server

I'm looking for all the buffers I can tune in linux as well as their order of operation. On the server, nearly all operations are run over the TCP protocol. I want to eliminate bufferbloat to improve ...
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How to setup 3 networks on a 2 NICs Ubuntu box?

I need to configure 3 networks on my Ubuntu machine (OpenStack Network node) The /etc/network/interfaces I have is: # interfaces(5) file used by ifup(8) and ifdown(8) auto lo iface lo inet ...
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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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Using 2 NIC in ESXi 4.1

We are planning to move all our physical server into 2 ESXi box. Currently each of the server has 2 NIC. One NIC is used as public interface which has public IP, and another NIC has private IP. All ...
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KVM NIC passthrough “device already in use”

I have a server with 2 NICs 01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation Ethernet Controller 10-Gigabit X540-AT2 (rev 01) 01:00.1 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation Ethernet Controller ...
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iSCSI / SAN / Cluster / multiple NICs failover

Got a problem with NIC failover with iSCSI. Setup: A server with 3 NICs. One NIC is local network, other 2 are SAN. Using Microsoft iSCSI Initiator. A managed network switch. A QNAP SAN, connected ...
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multiple physical interfaces with IPs on the same subnet

I have a linux box with 9 NICs on it, and I want eight of them to have unique addresses on the same subnet, e.g.: ifconfig eth1 192.168.123.1 netmask 255.255.0.0 ifconfig eth2 192.168.123.2 netmask ...
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MDT Deployment Issue-Driver not loading (i217-LM on MDT)

I have been testing a replacement imaging system to replace our limited Ghost deployment system for a good portion of the last year. We bought a new batch of machines (HP Workstation Z230) which have ...
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Adding a virtual NIC to a 2008R2 server makes internet unreachable, why?

I currently have a Windows Server 2008R2 box with a single physical NIC. For what I want to do I need two network adaptors in the box. To accomplish this, I added a legacy hardware device "Network ...
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Route Traffic For Specific IP Range Through Specific Network Interface

On Ubuntu 14.04. I need to route the traffic to specific IP ranges though a specific interface. route -n Kernel IP routing table Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref ...
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Select source IP on windows server 2012 with multiple IPs on 1 NIC

I have searched a lot for a solution to this case but I couldn't find any. So, any help would be appreciated. I have a windows server 2012 with 1 NIC having 2 IPs bound to it 37.188.120.8 and ...
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Virtual interfaces with different MAC addresses

I try to figure out how to set up two logical network interfaces (at one physical interface) with separate MAC addresses on a Linux machine. My first attempt was to use macvlan which seemed to work ...
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Network Card with builtin VPN functionality? [closed]

I am looking for a PCI or PCI Express based Network card with builtin VPN possibilities or a network card which allows to flash its firmware vyatta, ipcop , routeros or any similar os. The idea is to ...
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Windows Server 2008: specifying the default IP address when NIC has multiple addresses

I have a Windows Server which has ~10 IP addresses statically bound. The problem is I don't know how to specify the default IP address. Sometimes when I assign a new address to the NIC, the default ...
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Creating a bridged network in ESXi VSphere using VSphere client

I'm new to ESXi and i'm trying to configure a small server of guest machines, each running windows 7 starter. my goal is to let the workers connect to the ESXi server, get a windows "computer" and be ...
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“Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power” - Windows vNIC

Here's an interesting one I haven't seen on ServerFault I'd like to "discuss" based on our rule regarding a Good Subjective question. I have a ton of Windows 2008/2012 VMs in my environment running ...
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Why are eno1 and eno2 in this order?

I've just installed a Fedora 21 Workstation system, and it's reversed the order of eno1 and eno2 from the CentOS 6 system that was on here before. lspci | grep Eth 00:19.0 Ethernet controller: Intel ...
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Should I virtualliy split a multi-port NIC for various virtual machines in Hyper-V?

I have a NIC with 4 ports running on Hyper-V. I would be running two virtual machines one would be a WS2012R2 (DC, DNS, DHCP, FS, RRAS, etc.) and a W7 (basically used with one application that needs ...
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Make local subnet clients get redirected like public clients, when requesting a redirected outside port on the firewall

I have a server that also functions as a firewall for the 192.168.1.0/24 subnet via iptables. It also double as a VM Server. Both the VM's and the local machines share the subnet. The servers ...
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How can I confirm if my vmxnet driver is installed on my CentOS server?

I have an appliance running CentOS 5.x on VMWare ESX. Quite recently I upgraded it to a newer version of CentOS (still in 5.x) and I noticed that the network card wouldn't initialize. If I run ...
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What are the advantages NAPI before the IRQ Coalesce?

As known there are two approach to avoid some overheads of hardware interrupts in highload networks, when there are too many hardware interrupts, that switching to them takes too much time. It is very ...
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What network loads require NIC polling vs interrupts?

Does anyone have some data or basic calculations that can answer when frame coalescing (NAPI) is required and when a single interrupt per frame is sufficient? My hardware: IBM BladeServer HS22, ...
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NAPI vs Adaptive Interrupts

Could anyone please explain how two following technologies are used to mitigate interrupt overhead under high networking load? Adaptive-rx/Adaptive-tx, and NAPI; I would appreciate an answer that ...
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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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eth0 NIC Link is Down repeating message in kernel log

I've noticed since few days ago that same repeating kind of messages occurs and I positively can say that nothing was intentionally changed (installed/uninstalled) in that period. here's sample of ...
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Disable NIC advanced properties in Windows server 2008/2012

I have some Rackspace VM's and need to disable these advanced NIC properties: Correct TCP/UDP checksum value IPv4 checksum offload Large receive offload Large send offload version 2 TCP checksum ...
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Network Interfaces Cards and rx_short_length_errors and Linux Kernel

My machine (Linux OS) is counting packets with wrong length, it is a huge environment (GW's, Routers, Switches...) , so I would like to understand how NIC's behaving with these packets. -Does NIC's ...
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PCIe x8 NIC in PCIe x16 slot

I have a motherboard with only one x16 PCIe slot and no x8 slots. I am buying a NIC with very specific configuration, but it is available for x8 slots only. Can I plug a x8 card in a x16 slot? I have ...
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What difference between HP and Intel network adapter, both using an Intel controller?

For example, the network adapter HP NC360T PCI card uses the Intel 82571EB controller. So, what exactly is the difference between an Intel "fully" branded card, and a HP branded card having an Intel ...
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Communicating via separate network cards

Assume you have a web server with two network cards (and their associated ports), let's call them A and B. The idea is to connect one port (A) to the internet and the other (B) to some isolated ...
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assign Second IP in ESXi 5.5 host Centos 6.6

Hello i have just installed CenOSs 6.6 on ESXi 5.5 and I have eth0 working fine. I have internet access and I want to assign a second IP in CentOS. So purchased another ip from oneprovider.com and ...