the new driver does not offer it.
> If all adapters are on the same subnet, then binding order doesn't matter.
> What are you trying to achieve ? Greater throughput ? In this case you are
> not performing this. To do this you must use adapter teaming (if your card
> supports it). This will team all adapter into one with one IP. This will
> give you right configuration for greater throughput and fault tolerance.
> What I see here is the problem with netbios. Netbios can register only one
> netbios name on given subnet, so you are probably seeing entries in
> because of that. If your server registers NetBIOS name of Server1 to 1
> adapter, then it won't respond with the same netbios name on 2-nd
> Matjaz Ladava, MCSE (NT4 & 2000)
> > > Depends which NIC port is first in network binding order. Check that.
> > > please post your ip configuration.
> > OK, so how do I change the binding order? Will SQL only communicate over
> > first NIC? Can I specify Which port it should prefer, and have secondary
> > defined?
> > As far as the IP configuration all three cards are sequential on the
> > subnet, actually technically all six are, as the three in one machine
> > sequential to the three in the other machine.
> > xxx.xxx.xxx.xx4
> > xxx.xxx.xxx.xx5
> > xxx.xxx.xxx.xx6
> > xxx.xxx.xxx.xx7
> > xxx.xxx.xxx.xx8
> > xxx.xxx.xxx.xx9
> > > --
> > > Regards
> > > Matjaz Ladava, MCSE (NT4 & 2000)
> > > http://ladava.com
> > > > Hello,
> > > > I have two nearly identical servers running Windows 2000. Server A
> > > > Active Directory server, Server B is my SQL 2000 Server.
> > > > I have an application that relies on a database on the SQL Server.
> > > > The two servers are each Intel SDS-2 boards with dual on-board
> > > NIC's,
> > > > and a 1 Gbit Intel Server/1000 board.
> > > > When I connect all three NIC's on each server through my 10/100
> > > > everything works perfectly. I can communicate with the SQL server, I
> > > map
> > > > drives, I have full connectivity.
> > > > However, when I plug the 1 GBit cards into a separate 1 Gbit switch,
> > can
> > > > no longer communicate with the SQL server (I test this with
> > > > Manager from Server A).
> > > > Strangely, From the SQL server at this point, by looking at the
> > of
> > > > time the load is taking, Server B seems to be using a cached user
> > profile.
> > > > Despite this, I can access the two servers still through their
> > > > drives..
> > > > Any help would be greatly appreciated!
> > > > Roger