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Hi Branko, you can check out this site for Intel adapter lineup and supported pci slot - http://support.intel.com/support/network/sb/cs-009221.htm. You'll need at least 1 server adapter to create teaming.
Thanks for your quick answer.
If I look at the lineup I see only PCI based server cards.
On our -small- embedded board we have miniPCI, so I am afraid I am stuck.
The error message I got mentioned that I need a server adapter OR "integrated connection".
This looks to me like there might be another solution besides having a server adapter.
I remember testing LAN teaming on another embedded mainboard that had an on-board Intel ethernet adapter.
Together with an added adapter via miniPCI I was able to configure teaming.
I will look up this case to find the ethernet controllers involved.
Thanks for the support so far!
I found the other hardware.
It is a embedded mainboard with on-board Intel 82562 10/100 ethernet adapter (shows as Intel PRO 100 VE Network connection in Windows device manager)
I added a miniPCI card with Intel 82541PI chip.
Now I can set up teaming!
Too bad that this is not the mainboard we are using in this case...
Is the 82562 a server ethernet adapter?
If not, why does it work? Could it be because this chip is "integrated"?
Yes. You can set up the teams because you are doing it from the integrated Intel network connection.
Unfortunately, I do not know of any work around where you could add an Intel server adapter to the mini-PCI connecter. Since these adapters are made by other companies with Intel controllers, none of the IDs for those adapters will show up as an Intel adapter. Therefore, you still won't be able to create a team.