You can get into a menu that will allow you to disable Intel(R) iSCSI Boot when you boot up the computer. When the prompt for iSCSI boot comes up, press control+D. On the menu you can select each port of the adapter and use the D key to disable each port. Then you should be able to team the ports.
Hi Mark H
I am sorry, but on my server I do not have any iSCSI boot option comming up. Is there another way to disable the option?
By the way the Network interface are on an external pci card and not on board. May this makes a different?
I found an easy work around for the issue that I just tested:
- From the Windows Start menu, select All Programs>Administrative Tools>iSCSI Initiator
- You will get a message that the iSCSI Initiator service is not started. Click OK to set the service to automatic
- Close the configuration window without configuring any of the options.
No reboot of the server is required, and the missing tabs will appear.
A software change to resolve this issue is planned for release later this year.
That is a bit strange, on my system it is not working. After starting the iSCSI Initiator Service there is no change at the Properties of the LAN Port. There is still the message, that the NIC is configured for iSCSI boot. Even after a reboot there is no change. I setup another windows 2008 standard server and both machines are showing the same issue.
What do you mean with "later this year", do you have a timeframe for the fix?
The same issue has been discussed in other threads. Only one of the solutions seems to work consistently for everyone. I suggest following Aaron's steps from Teaming Intel PRO/1000 PT Dual in Windows Server 2008 R2. Follow Aaron's directions under Removing the iSCSI Remote Boot.
As to the schedule of the updated software, sometime in November is my best estimate when a fix will be included in a new software release. Updating the flash is your only way to make this work for now.
Thank you very much for your support. The NICs are now working with a 2 GB Link. That is excellent!
Have a nice day.