Just hours after I posted about Patrick’s work with the Broadcom NIC Teaming solution for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, he’s done it again!
Well, technically, it’s HP this time, but Patrick does work for them :-). They’ve published guidance on NIC Teaming in the form of a whitepaper entitled “Using HP ProLiant Network Teaming Software with Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V".
Download it here.
The document actually explains more around the uninstalling of the NIC Teaming software than the installing! Basically, if you have no NIC Teaming software on your server to start with, the order of attack is to enable Hyper-V, then install the NIC Teaming software. The other way round won’t work.
To get hold of HP’s NIC Teaming software (HP Network Configuration Utility (NCU) version 9.35 or greater), you’ll need to get hold of the HP ProLiant Support Pack (PSP) 8.11 on the HP SmartStart CD or you can also download it from http://www.hp.com.