I have a Dell PowerEdge M710HD server with the Intel ET Quad Port networking adapter. The server is running Windows 2003 R2 Service Pack2. This is a x32 bit OS install.
i'm currently running Intel Proset 16.8 for the intel drivers. The team is configured with two adapters for Adapter Fault Tolerance.
The issue -
When a network link goes down - the software partially fails over to the other team member. Partially as in I can still ping the server, but I cannot access RDP or file shares from a client. To resolve the issue I can do one of two things-
-I can change the team type to another type for instance Adaptive Load Balance and it starts working again.
-I can restart the server.
Things I have tried-
Built another server with the same OS and patch level - installed this server into the same CMC chassis as the problem server, made sure it was connected to the same switches. This server works fine.
I took the NIC card from the server above and installed it in the problem server. The issue remains
I broke the team, cleared the Ip addresses and re-created the team - same issue
I broke the team, cleared the IP addresses, reset the TCP/IP stack and re-created the team - same issue.
I have turned off the probe sensors and this did not help.