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WARNING: Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to
Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy,
and if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
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Increase the separation between equipment and receiver.
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Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
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Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/television technician for help.
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Use a shielded and properly grounded I/O cable and power cable to ensure compliance of this unit to the
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ANA-62011
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Contents
Part 1 Introduction to DuraLAN
1
Getting Started
System Requirements ..............................................................1-2
Hardware Requirements ...................................................1-2
Software Requirements .....................................................1-2
Fast Ethernet ............................................................................1-3
Adaptec DuraLAN NICs ..........................................................1-3
Duralink64 Failover .................................................................1-6
Duralink64 Port Aggregation ...................................................1-7
FEC (Fast EtherChannel) .........................................................1-8
Advisories ................................................................................1-9
2
Introduction to Duralink64
Port Aggregation
Traditional Network Configurations ........................................2-2
Servers with Duralink64 Port Aggregation ..............................2-5
Duralink64 Port Aggregation Example ............................2-5
Part 2 Installing the
DuraLAN NIC
3
DuraLAN NIC Installation
Important Note for Windows 95 Users! ...................................3-2
Installing the Appropriate NIC ................................................3-3
Installing the DuraLAN NIC ...................................................3-4
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Connecting the Network Cable ................................................ 3-6
Installing the Appropriate NIC Driver ..................................... 3-7
4
Network Configuration Examples
Network Without Duralink64 Failover Protection .................. 4-2
Single Hub or Switch on an Ethernet Segment ....................... 4-3
Dual Hubs ................................................................................ 4-4
Dual Hubs with an Ethernet Switch ......................................... 4-5
Dual Hubs with Routers ........................................................... 4-6
Dual Hubs with a Four-Port NIC ............................................. 4-7
Part 3 The DuraLink64
Driver for Windows
5
Duralink64 Driver Installation for Windows
Before You Begin .................................................................... 5-2
Note on DuraLAN NIC Ports ........................................... 5-2
Installing the DuraLAN Driver ................................................ 5-3
Windows NT 4.0 .............................................................. 5-3
Windows NT 3.51 ............................................................ 5-6
Windows 98 ...................................................................... 5-8
Windows 95 ...................................................................... 5-9
Windows 95 OSR2 .................................................... 5-9
Windows 95 OSR1 .................................................. 5-10
Installation Tips ..................................................................... 5-11
Windows 95 .................................................................... 5-11
Windows 98 .................................................................... 5-12
Windows Clients Using Novell Client32 ....................... 5-12
Removing Previously Installed Drivers ................................. 5-13
Windows NT 4.0 ............................................................ 5-13
Windows NT 3.51 .......................................................... 5-14
Windows 98 and 95 OSR1/OSR2 .................................. 5-14
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Duralink64 Standard
Driver for Windows
Configuring the Standard Driver Ports
in Windows NT 4.0 and 3.51 ................................................6-2
Configuring the Ports in Windows 98/95 ................................6-4
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Duralink64 Failover for Windows NT
Configuring the Ports ...............................................................7-2
Creating the Failover Pair ........................................................7-3
Windows NT 4.0 ...............................................................7-3
Windows NT 3.51 .............................................................7-6
Monitoring Failover Pairs ........................................................7-8
Note on DuraLAN NIC Ports ..................................................7-8
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Duralink64 Port Aggregation
for Windows NT
Configuring the Ports ...............................................................8-2
Creating Port Aggregation Groups ..........................................8-4
Creating Fast EtherChannel Groups ........................................8-8
Assigning the TCP/IP Address ..............................................8-11
Modifying Groups ..................................................................8-13
Renaming Groups ...........................................................8-13
Adding or Removing Ports .............................................8-14
Checking System Status .........................................................8-17
Understanding the Status Tab .........................................8-18
Field Descriptions ....................................................8-18
Viewing the Groups .................................................8-19
Windows NT Performance Monitor ......................................8-20
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Part 4 The Duralink64
Driver for NetWare
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Duralink64 Standard Driver for NetWare
Before you Begin ..................................................................... 9-2
Note on NetWare ..................................................................... 9-2
Install of Duralink64 Driver during
NetWare 5.0 Operating System
Installation ............................................................................ 9-3
Installing the NetWare Standard Driver .................................. 9-4
Configuring the Ports ............................................................... 9-5
Assigning the Protocols ........................................................... 9-7
Viewing the Configuration .................................................... 9-10
Restarting the Server .............................................................. 9-11
Troubleshooting Tip ....................................................... 9-11
Removing Drivers .................................................................. 9-12
Removing the DuraLAN Standard Driver ...................... 9-12
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Duralink64 Failover
for NetWare
Before you Begin ................................................................... 10-2
Note on NetWare ................................................................... 10-2
Installing the NetWare Failover Driver ................................. 10-3
Configuring the Ports ............................................................. 10-4
Creating the Failover Pairs .................................................... 10-6
Assigning the Protocols ......................................................... 10-9
Viewing the Configuration .................................................. 10-12
Copying and Saving the Configuration ............................... 10-13
Viewing the System Status .................................................. 10-14
Element Descriptions .................................................... 10-15
F Keys ................................................................... 10-15
Modifying the Driver Configuration ................................... 10-16
Removing Drivers ................................................................ 10-17
Removing the Duralink64 Failover Driver ................... 10-17
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Duralink64 Port Aggregation for NetWare
Before you Begin ...................................................................11-2
Note on NetWare ...................................................................11-2
Installing the NetWare Port Aggregation Driver ...................11-3
Configuring Ports ...................................................................11-4
Creating Port Aggregation Groups ........................................11-6
Creating Fast EtherChannel Groups ......................................11-9
Assigning Protocols .............................................................11-12
Verifying Configuration .......................................................11-15
Copying and Saving the Configuration ........................11-16
Viewing System Status ........................................................11-17
System Status Data .......................................................11-17
Setting Time Intervals ...................................................11-18
Modifying Driver Configurations ........................................11-18
Removing Drivers ................................................................11-19
Removing the Duralink64 Port Aggregation Driver ....11-19
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Installing Duralink64 NetWare Client
Installing Novell Client32 ......................................................12-2
DOS ................................................................................12-2
Selecting Options .....................................................12-3
Editing startnet.bat ...................................................12-4
Connecting Clients to the NetWare Server .............12-4
Windows .........................................................................12-5
Connecting Clients to the NetWare Server .............12-5
Connecting Clients to the NetWare Failover Server ..............12-6
Connecting Clients to the NetWare
Port Aggregation Server .....................................................12-7
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Part 5 Appendices
A
Cables and LEDs
Connection Types ................................................................... A-2
Full Duplex Support ........................................................ A-2
Cable Requirements ................................................................ A-3
Straight-through Cable ............................................................ A-4
Pinout and Color Requirements .............................................. A-5
Diagnostics Loop-Back Cable ......................................... A-5
Diagnostic LEDs ..................................................................... A-6
LED Functions ................................................................. A-7
B
Troubleshooting Tips
Isolating Faulty Hardware ...................................................... B-2
Troubleshooting ...................................................................... B-2
Configuring the BIOS ............................................................. B-4
Frequently Asked Questions ................................................... B-5
Duralink64 Software And DuraLAN NICs General Questions ........................................................ B-5
Duralink64 v4.2 Failover Software Questions ................ B-7
Duralink64 v4.2 Port Aggregation Software Questions .. B-8
Duralink64 v4.2 Windows NT - General Questions ..... B-10
Duralink64 v4.2 Windows 95 and Windows 98 General Questions ...................................................... B-11
Windows 95 ............................................................ B-11
Windows 98 ............................................................ B-12
Duralink64 v4.2 NetWare - General Questions ............ B-12
C
Duralink SNMP Agents
Monitoring the NICs by SNMP .............................................. C-2
SNMP Support ........................................................................ C-2
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The Diagnostics Utility
Running the Diagnostics ......................................................... D-2
From the Hard Drive ........................................................ D-2
From the Floppy Drive .................................................... D-2
Diagnostic Tests ...................................................................... D-3
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Part 1
Introduction to DuraLAN
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1
Getting Started
In This Chapter
System Requirements
1-2
Fast Ethernet
1-3
Adaptec DuraLAN NICs
1-3
Duralink64 Failover
1-6
Duralink64 Port Aggregation
1-7
FEC (Fast EtherChannel)
1-8
Advisories
1-9
This user’s guide describes how to install and configure Adaptec
DuraLAN™ Fast Ethernet network interface cards (NICs). Please
review the system requirements before you begin.
User’s guide summary:
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Part 1, Introduction to DuraLAN, describes how to install your
Adaptec DuraLAN NIC.
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Part 2, Installing the DuraLAN NIC, describes how to install
and configure the DuraLAN Standard NIC driver in NetWare
and Windows environments.
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Part 3, The DuraLink64 Driver for Windows, describes how
Duralink64 Failover adds value to your network and provides
installation instructions for Windows NT and NetWare-based
servers.
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Part 4, The Duralink64 Driver for NetWare, describes how to
create a virtual port by grouping ports to maximize bandwidth
for your mission-critical applications.
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Part 5, Appendices, provides supplemental information that
may be required for a proper installation.
System Requirements
Hardware Requirements
The minimum hardware system requirements for using the Adaptec
DuraLAN NIC are as follows:
System Component
NIC
Two and Four Port NICs
Requirements
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Available bus mastering PCI slot.
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The most recent PCI system BIOS is
recommended.
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Intel x86 platform with single or
multiprocessor.
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16-MByte RAM.
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System BIOS supporting PCI-to-PCI
bridge chip.
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Multiport NICs require PCI 2.1
compliant bus.
Software Requirements
The minimum software system requirements are as follows:
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Windows—Windows NT 3.51 or 4.0 Workstation or Server,
Windows 95, or Windows 98.
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NetWare—NetWare 4.x or 5.0.
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Getting Started
Fast Ethernet
Fast Ethernet is a networking standard defined by the Institute of
Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) in the IEEE 802.3u
Specification. Fast Ethernet runs at 100 Mbps, or at 200 Mbps in Full
Duplex mode.
Fast Ethernet uses the same Carrier Sense Multiple Access with
Collision Detection (CSMA/CD) architecture used on 10BASE-T
and 10BASE-2 10 Mbps network specifications, which allows for
easy integration with existing networks.
Adaptec DuraLAN NICs
Note: 64-bit NICs will also work in 32-bit PCI slots.
Adaptec provides the following PCI 10/100 DuraLAN Fast Ethernet
NIC models:
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ANA-69011/TX Single32™—a single-port 32-bit NIC supporting
autosensing between 10 and 100-Mbps line speeds.
Single RJ-45
Por t
32-bit PCI 2.1 Bus
Figure 1-1. ANA-69011/TX Single32™ DuraLAN NIC
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ANA-62011/TX Single64™—a single-port 64-bit/32-bit NIC
supporting autosensing between 10 and 100-Mbps line
speeds.
Single RJ-45 Port
64-bit PCI 2.1 Bus
Figure 1-2. ANA-62011/TX Single64 DuraLAN NIC
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ANA-62022—a two-port NIC that offers two high-performance
10/100 Fast Ethernet ports on a single 64-bit/32-bit NIC. Each
port runs at independent speeds for maximum flexibility. This
NIC supports Full Duplex to deliver speeds up to 400-Mbps
cumulative throughput.
RJ-45 Port 1
RJ-45 Port 2
64-bit PCI 2.1 Bus
Figure 1-3. ANA-62022 DuraLAN NIC
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ANA-62044—a four-port NIC that offers four high performance
10/100 Fast Ethernet ports on a single 64-bit/32-bit NIC. Each
port runs at independent speeds for maximum flexibility. This
NIC supports Full Duplex to deliver speeds up to 800-Mbps
cumulative throughput.
RJ-45 Port 1
RJ-45 Port 2
RJ-45 Port 3
RJ-45 Port 4
Figure 1-4. ANA-62044 DuraLAN NIC
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DuraLAN Fast Ethernet NICs User’s Guide
Duralink64 Failover
Duralink64 Failover software provides protection from network-link
failures on Fast Ethernet servers running mission-critical
applications. During a port failure, Duralink64 Failover keeps the
connection to the server live by moving all traffic on the affected
segment to a backup port. When a failure is detected on the primary
port, that port is disabled and the backup port takes over to continue
data transmission, keeping the connection running without
interruption.
Duralink64 Failover is often used in a troubled environment to
provide failover capabilities when any of the following conditions
exist:
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An Ethernet link loss
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A watchdog timer expires
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An abnormal hardware interrupt occurs
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Abnormal Send/Receive counters, such as too many collisions
or errors occur on the segment
Duralink64 Failover supports Windows NT 4.0 and 3.51, and Novell
NetWare 4.x and 5.0 based servers.
Duralink64 Failover is compatible with Adaptec ANA™-69011/TX
and ANA-62011/TX single-port NICs, ANA-62022 two-port NICs,
and ANA-62044 four-port NICs.
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Duralink64 Port Aggregation
Duralink64 Port Aggregation is a software package that provides
network path redundancy and increased bandwidth for Fast
Ethernet servers running mission-critical applications. Duralink64
Port Aggregation works by load balancing the throughput over
multiple ports.
With Duralink64 Port Aggregation, you can create a virtual port by
grouping multiple ports together. This grouping distributes the
network load by sharing the resources of all ports in a group. In the
Port Aggregation group, one port becomes the “primary” port and
its MAC address is given to the protocol. Thus, the group behaves as
a single interface, allowing the software to manage the combined
resources of the group efficiently. In the event of a port failure, the
remaining ports carry the load and keep the network running and
uninterrupted.
Duralink64 Port Aggregation supports Windows NT 4.0 and 3.51,
and Novell NetWare 4.x and 5.0 -based servers.
Duralink64 Port Aggregation is compatible with Adaptec
ANA-69011/TX and ANA-62011/TX single-port NICs, ANA-62022
dual-port NICs, and ANA-62044 quad-port NICs.
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FEC (Fast EtherChannel)
Fast EtherChannel® (FEC) is a technology developed by Cisco
Systems based on standard Fast Ethernet used in parallel to provide
the additional bandwidth network backbones required today. FEC
combines two or four Fast Ethernet links to single logical connection
capable of carrying 800 Mbits/sec of aggregate full-duplex
throughput. In addition to scalable bandwidth, the technology also
provides fault tolerance and resiliency, protecting the network from
outages due to failed links.
Fast EtherChannel allows grouping of DuraLAN ports or NICs
allowing full utilization of available bandwidth (up to
800 Mbits/sec). Up to four single port NICs, 2 two port NICs, or 1
four port NIC can be grouped. This technology also provides load
balancing and management of each link by distributing traffic across
multiple links in the channel. In addition, FEC technology provides
redundancy in the event of link failure.
Duralink64 v4.2 software and all of Adaptec DuraLAN NICs
support Fast EtherChannel technology, allowing redundancy and
high-speed aggregation between switches and servers.
Fast EtherChannel is available on select Cisco Catalyst switches and
Cisco routers.
For additional information on Cisco’s Fast EtherChannel technology,
visit the Cisco Systems web site:
http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/729/fec
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Advisories
This document includes three kinds of advisories.
Note: Notes are reminders, tips, or suggestions that might
simplify the procedures included in this document.
!
Caution: Cautions alert you to actions that might cause damage
to your system or your data.
WARNING: Warnings alert you to actions that might cause
injury to you or someone else.
To avoid injury to people or damage to equipment and data, be sure
to follow the cautions and warnings in this document. Adaptec does
not claim to have included in this document every condition or
situation that might require a caution or warning notice. Be sure to
consult the documentation for your computer and any connected
equipment when you are installing the equipment or changing its
configuration.
WARNING: Always use caution when handling electrical
equipment!
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2
Introduction to Duralink64
Port Aggregation
In this Chapter
Traditional Network Configurations
2-2
Servers with Duralink64 Port Aggregation
2-5
This chapter compares traditional Ethernet configurations to
Ethernet servers using Duralink64 Port Aggregation. These
examples show the impact Duralink64 Port Aggregation has on
network performance and hardware investment.
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Traditional Network Configurations
The following three examples show some typical configuration
methods.
The figure below illustrates a single segment server initialized at 100
Mbps with Full Duplex Ethernet (FDE). In this example, the
segmented server is limited to 200 Mbps. In addition, if the
connection to the server fails, the network may go down.
Clients
Central switching area
with lines to workgroups
Ethernet Switch
Server
Router
Clients
Ethernet Switch
Figure 2-1. Single Segment Server
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Introduction to Duralink64 Port Aggregation
The next traditional method provides network Fault Tolerance
through doubling the hardware and addition of a special version of
NetWare (SFT3). Data is kept current between servers via a Mirrored
Server Link (MSL). In the illustration below, one server is active
while the other is ready to take over all duties if the other fails.
Primary Server
Clients
Central switching area
with lines to workgroups
Ethernet Switch
MSL
Secondary Server
Figure 2-2. Fault Tolerance Using NetWare
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The illustration below illustrates a configuration with Windows NT
Server (Wolfpack).
Primary Server
Clients
Central switching area
with lines to workgroups
Ethernet Switch
Ethernet
Link
Storage
Devices
Secondary Server
Figure 2-3. Fault Tolerance Using NT
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Introduction to Duralink64 Port Aggregation
Servers with Duralink64 Port
Aggregation
A server with Duralink64 Port Aggregation can use up to 12
Adaptec PCI Fast Ethernet ports in one aggregated group (at 1.2
Gbps per group).
If any of the contributing members of a specific aggregated group
should fail, that member is excluded from the group. The remaining
ports balance the existing load.
Duralink64 Port Aggregation Example
The illustration below illustrates a server with 12 ports from three
Adaptec ANA-62044 NICs. With this configuration, the server has a
cumulative bandwidth of 1.2 Gbps on its single virtual segment (200
Mbps per port). Further, the network segment is fault tolerant,
enabling the network to remain alive should any port fail.
Clients
Central switching area
with lines to workgroups
Ethernet Switch
Server
3x ANA-62044
6 ports
6 ports
Ethernet Switch
Shared workgroup hub
Ethernet Hub
Figure 2-4. Port Aggregation
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Part 2
Installing the
DuraLAN NIC
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3
DuraLAN NIC Installation
In This Chapter
Important Note for Windows 95 Users!
3-2
Installing the Appropriate NIC
3-3
Installing the DuraLAN NIC
3-4
Connecting the Network Cable
3-6
Installing the Appropriate NIC Driver
3-7
This chapter provides instructions on installing your Adaptec
DuraLAN NIC. If you are a Windows 95 user, please read Important
Note for Windows 95 Users! before proceeding with this installation.
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Important Note for Windows 95 Users!
Before installing the DuraLAN NIC, verify which version of
Windows 95 is installed. (You either have OSR1 or OSR2.) You will
need to know which version you have if you install the DuraLAN
Standard driver. Use the following instructions for help:
1
2
Start Windows 95.
3
Double-click the System icon. The General tab displays your
version of Windows 95.
Click the Start menu, point to Settings, and then click Control
Panel.
Windows 95 Versions
4
5
6
3-2
4.00.950
OSR1
4.00.950A
OSR1
4.00.950B
OSR2
4.00.950C
OSR2
Click OK to exit the General tab.
Shut down the system, and then turn OFF power.
Continue with Installing the DuraLAN NIC on page 3-4.
DuraLAN NIC Installation
Installing the Appropriate NIC
The following table describes which DuraLAN NIC to install for
your operating system and Adaptec driver.
DuraLAN
Standard
driver
1
2
Windows 95
OSR11
ANA-69011/TX
ANA-62011/TX
ANA-62022
ANA-62044
Windows 95
OSR21
ANA-69011/TX
ANA-62011/TX
ANA-62022
ANA-62044
Windows 98
ANA-69011/TX
ANA-62011/TX
ANA-62022
ANA-62044
Duralink64
Failover
Duralink64 Port
Aggregation/Cisco’s
Fast Ethernet
Channel
Windows NT
Workstation
ANA-69011/TX
ANA-62011/TX
ANA-62022
ANA-62044
ANA-69011/TX2
ANA-62011/TX2
ANA-62022
ANA-62044
ANA-69011/TX2
ANA-62011/TX2
ANA-62022
ANA-62044
Windows NT
Server
3.51/4.0
ANA-69011/TX
ANA-62011/TX
ANA-62022
ANA-62044
ANA-69011/TX2
ANA-62011/TX2
ANA-62022
ANA-62044
ANA-69011/TX2
ANA-62011/TX2
ANA-62022
ANA-62044
NetWare 4.x
and 5.0
ANA-69011/TX
ANA-62011/TX
ANA-62022
ANA-62044
ANA-69011/TX2
ANA-62011/TX2
ANA-62022
ANA-62044
ANA-69011/TX2
ANA-62011/TX2
ANA-62022
ANA-62044
Windows 95 OSR1 and OSR2 use two different Adaptec drivers, see the appropriate installation
instructions.
Requires at least two DuraLAN NICs.
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Installing the DuraLAN NIC
WARNING: Before you begin, turn OFF power to the PC, and
disconnect the power cord!
1
Ground yourself by touching an unpainted surface of the PC
case.
2
Remove the cover from your computer. Refer to the
manufacturer’s documentation for help.
3
Locate an unused PCI expansion slot.
– For best performance, install the 64-bit DuraLAN NIC in a 64-bit
PCI expansion slot. (32-bit PCI expansion slots may be used also.)
– Some noncompliant 32-bit PCI expansion slots do not support
64-bit NICs. This is because the slot’s outside notch is not deep
enough to allow the bus contacts to fit around the slot. If the 64-bit
DuraLAN NIC does not fit in the slot, please return to your
purchase location for replacement with a 32-bit DuraLAN NIC.
4
Unscrew the bracket screw, and then remove the expansion
slot bracket cover.
Note: PCI slots and NICs come in two varieties: 3.3-volt,
and the more common 5-volt. All Adaptec PCI NICs support
5-volt and 3.3-volt slots.
5
Carefully remove the DuraLAN NIC from its antistatic
container.
6
Verify the model name on the NIC (such as, ANA-69011/TX,
ANA-62011/TX, etc.).
7
Check the NIC for any visible signs of damage which may
have occurred during shipment. If you find a problem,
immediately notify your network supplier and the shipping
service which delivered your NIC.
8
Insert the NIC into the expansion slot, pressing down firmly
until the bus contacts are seated in the slot.
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DuraLAN NIC Installation
9
Replace the screw that was removed in step 4, see the figure
below.
64-bit PCI Expansion
Slots
Notch
ISA Expansion
Slot
32-bit PCI Expansion
Slots
Figure 3-1. Install the DuraLAN NIC in a 64-bit PCI expansion slot.
10 Replace the computer cover.
11 Continue with Connecting the Network Cable on page 3-6.
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DuraLAN Fast Ethernet NICs User’s Guide
Connecting the Network Cable
Cable requirements for Adaptec DuraLAN NICs vary according to
network speed, cabling standard, and the connector to be used. See
Appendix A, Cables and LEDs for detailed information on cabling.
1
2
Determine the appropriate cabling for your network.
3
Connect the other end of the cable to your hub, switch, or
client.
4
Continue with Installing the Appropriate NIC Driver.
3-6
Connect the cable to the NIC connector. (For multiport NICs,
connect a cable to each port.)
DuraLAN NIC Installation
Installing the Appropriate NIC Driver
After installing the DuraLAN NIC, you must install the appropriate
DuraLAN NIC driver. You may install one of three drivers: the
DuraLAN Standard driver, Duralink64 Failover, or Duralink64 Port
Aggregation. Please note that you may install one type only.
The Adaptec Duralink64 diskettes provide the following drivers:
Disk 1
Disk 2
Windows NT 4.0 Standard
Driver
NetWare 4.x and 5.0
Standard Driver
Windows NT 3.51 Standard
Driver
Client32 for DOS
Windows 95 Standard Driver
NetWare Failover
Driver
Windows 98 Standard Driver
DOS Diagnostics
Windows NT 4.0 Failover Driver
NetWare
Port
Aggregation\Fast
EtherChannel Driver
Windows NT 3.51 Failover
Driver
Windows NT 4.0
Port Aggregation\Fast
EtherChannel Driver
Windows NT 3.51
Port Aggregation\ Fast
EtherChannel Driver
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■
DuraLAN Standard driver
The Standard driver uses each DuraLAN port independently.
Note: Windows 95, Windows 98, and Novell Client32 do
not support Duralink64 Failover. Install the DuraLAN
Standard driver for these operating systems.
■
Duralink64 Failover driver
The Duralink64 Failover driver groups two ports in a failover
combination, one as the primary port and the other as the backup
port. The ports may be connected to a hub or switch. describes this
software.
■
Duralink64 Port Aggregation\Fast EtherChannel driver
The Duralink64 Port Aggregation driver groups up to twelve ports
together and must be used with a switch. Fast EtherChannel can be
grouped in groups of two or four. This grouping requires a switch that
supports Fast EtherChannel.
Always use the latest software version available for your DuraLAN
NIC. Drivers are updated regularly on Adaptec’s World Wide Web,
FTP, and BBS sites to provide enhanced performance and new
features. See Technical and Product Support on page iii.
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4
Network Configuration
Examples
In This Chapter
Network Without Duralink64 Failover
Protection
4-2
Single Hub or Switch on an Ethernet Segment 4-3
Dual Hubs
4-4
Dual Hubs with an Ethernet Switch
4-5
Dual Hubs with Routers
4-6
Dual Hubs with a Four-Port NIC
4-7
This chapter describes the benefits of using Duralink64 Failover and
some typical network configurations. The primary and backup
Adaptec DuraLAN Fast Ethernet NICs or ports reside in the server.
Duralink64 Failover operates on these NICs to provide redundancy
on the server. The backup port does not operate until the primary
port fails.
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Network Without Duralink64 Failover
Protection
This configuration uses one NIC connected to a hub or switch on an
Ethernet segment. If the NIC fails, all network traffic is stopped.
Ethernet Switch or
Ethernet Hub
Server
Clients
Figure 4-1. Network without Duralink64 Failover protection
4-2
Network Configuration Examples
Single Hub or Switch on an Ethernet
Segment
This configuration uses two NICs connected to a hub or switch on
an Ethernet segment. Duralink64 Failover provides failover
capability if one NIC fails.
Ethernet Switch or
Ethernet Hub
Primary
Server
Clients
Backup
Figure 4-2. Single hub or switch on an Ethernet segment
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Dual Hubs
In this example, each NIC is connected to a separate hub to provide
redundancy. If the hub port being used by the primary NIC fails, the
backup NIC becomes active and all network traffic is immediately
directed through it.
Clients
Ethernet Hub
Primary
Server
Ethernet Hub
Backup
Clients
Figure 4-3. Two NICs connected to separate hubs
4-4
Network Configuration Examples
Dual Hubs with an Ethernet Switch
This example shows how Duralink64 Failover provides network
redundancy to a switched network. Ethernet switches provide
network traffic segmentation.
Clients
Ethernet Hub
Ethernet Switch
Primary
Server
Ethernet Hub
Backup
Clients
Figure 4-4. Duralink64 Failover on a network with
dual hubs and an Ethernet switch
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Dual Hubs with Routers
The following example shows how to set up Duralink64 Failover in
a network configuration using routers. Routers provide WAN and
LAN connectivity and allow physical network protocol redundancy.
Router
Ethernet Hub
Primary
Uplink
Router
Server
Ethernet Hub
Backup
Figure 4-5. Duralink64 Failover in a network configuration using routers
4-6
Network Configuration Examples
Dual Hubs with a Four-Port NIC
This example shows port redundancy, using Duralink64 Failover,
within a 4-port NIC. As shown in the illustration below, Ports 1 and
3 are used as the primary ports to each Ethernet hub. Ports 2 and 4
are backup ports connected to each hub.
Clients
Primary
Port1
Ethernet Hub
Port2
Server
Port3
Ethernet Hub
Port4
Backup
Clients
Figure 4-6. A 4-Port NIC provides port redundancy
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Part 3
The DuraLink64
Driver for Windows
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5
Duralink64 Driver
Installation for Windows
In This Chapter
Before You Begin
5-2
Note on DuraLAN NIC Ports
5-2
Installing the DuraLAN Driver
5-3
Installation Tips
5-11
Removing Previously Installed Drivers
5-13
This chapter provides instructions for installing the DuraLink64®
driver of your choice on a server running Windows NT versions 4.0
and 3.51.
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Before You Begin
■
Verify that all system, memory, and NIC requirements are met, see
System Requirements on page 1-2.
■
Verify that the new Adaptec DuraLAN NIC is installed properly in
the server, see Chapter 3, DuraLAN NIC Installation.
■
Check your system for installed DuraLAN NIC drivers. If a
DuraLAN Standard driver, Duralink64 Failover driver, or Duralink64
Port Aggregation driver exists, remove it! See Removing Previously
Installed Drivers on page 5-13.
Caution: This procedure is critical. Only one DuraLAN
driver may exist in a system!
Note on DuraLAN NIC Ports
When you are installing Adaptec DuraLAN NICs, it is a good idea
to document where each port physically resides in the server,
especially when two or more identical NICs exist. This is important
because ports are identified by generic port names, such as Adptsf1,
Adptsf2, Adptsf3, etc.
Port names are assigned to ports in the order that the system scans
these ports at boot time. Consequently, whenever you physically
rearrange the network cards, the port names change as well.
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Duralink64 Driver Installation for Windows
Installing the DuraLAN Driver
Windows NT 4.0
If you are installing Windows NT at this time, start with step 6 when
prompted for the DuraLAN NIC.
To install the DuraLAN driver on a Windows NT 4.0 platform follow
these steps:
1
2
Start Windows NT.
3
4
5
6
In the Control Panel, double-click Network.
From the Start menu, point to Settings, and then click Control
Panel.
In the Network window, click the Adapters tab.
In the Adapters tab, click Add.
In the Select Network Adapter window, click Have Disk.
Figure 5-1. Select Network Adapter
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7
At the Insert Disk window, insert the Duralink64 for Windows
diskette, and then click OK.
Figure 5-2. Insert Disk Window
8
In the Select OEM Option window, click the DuraLAN NIC model
that is installed and then click OK.
Figure 5-3. Select OEM Option Window
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9
In the Adaptec DuraLAN NIC Driver Installation window, select the
driver and then click OK.
Figure 5-4. Adaptec NIC Driver Installation Window
10 Continue to the appropriate configuration chapter:
– Chapter 6, Duralink64 Standard Driver for Windows.
– Chapter 7, Duralink64 Failover for Windows NT.
– Chapter 8, Duralink64 Port Aggregation for Windows NT.
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Windows NT 3.51
If you are installing Windows NT at this time, start with step 6 when
prompted for the DuraLAN NIC.
To install the DuraLAN driver on a Windows NT 3.51 platform,
follow these steps:
1
2
3
4
Start Windows NT.
From the Main Group menu click Control Panel.
In the Control Panel, double-click Network.
In the Network Settings window, click Add Adapters.
Figure 5-5. Network Settings Window
5
In the Add Network Adapter window, select (Other) Requires disk
from manufacturer.
Figure 5-6. Add Network Adapter
6
5-6
At the Insert Disk window, insert the Duralink64 for Windows
diskette and then click OK.
Duralink64 Driver Installation for Windows
7
In the Select OEM Option window, click the DuraLAN NIC model
that is installed and then click OK.
Figure 5-7. Select OEM Option Window
8
In the Adaptec DuraLAN NIC Driver Installation window, select the
driver and then click OK.
Figure 5-8. Adaptec DuraLAN Driver Installation
9
Continue to the appropriate configuration chapter:
– Chapter 6, Duralink64 Standard Driver for Windows.
– Chapter 7, Duralink64 Failover for Windows NT.
– Chapter 8, Duralink64 Port Aggregation for Windows NT.
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Windows 98
To install the DuraLAN Driver on the Windows 98 platform, follow
these steps:
1
2
3
Start Windows 98, and wait for the New Hardware window to open.1
4
5
In the next window, select Floppy Disk Drives.
In the first screen, click Next.
In the next window, click Search for the best driver for your
device. (Recommended), and then click Next.
Insert the Duralink64 for Windows Disk, and then click Next.
Note: If you do not insert the floppy disk, this message
appears: Windows was unable to locate a driver for this
device. If you do not want to install a driver now, click
Next. To search again, click Back.
6
The system indicates that the driver file was found. Insert the CD you
used to install Windows 98, and then click Next.
Note: You may receive the following Version Conflict
message: A file being copied is older than the file currently
on your computer. It is recommended that you keep your
existing file. Do you want to keep the file? Click Yes.
7
Click Finish.
8
Remove the floppy disk.
9
If the System Settings Change window appears, click Yes to restart
the system.
10 Continue to Chapter 6, Duralink64 Standard Driver for Windows.
1
If the wizard does not open, refer to the Installation Tips on page 5-12.
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Windows 95
This section provides instructions for installing the DuraLAN
Standard driver in Windows 95 OSR1 and OSR2. To verify which
version of Windows 95 is installed, see Important Note for Windows 95
Users! on page 3-2.
Windows 95 OSR2
To install the DuraLAN Standard driver on a Windows 95 OSR2
platform, follow these steps:
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Start Windows 95. The Update Device Driver wizard opens.
Insert the Duralink64 for Windows diskette.
In the wizard, click Next.
Click Finish.
In the Insert Disk window, click OK.
Type a:\ and then click OK.
In the Insert Disk window, insert the Windows 95 CD, then click OK.
Enter the path to the Windows 95 installation directory, and then click
OK. (For example d:\win95.1 Consult your Microsoft Windows 95
documentation for help.)
9 Remove the floppy disk from the floppy drive.
10 At the System Settings Change window, restart the system.
11 Optional. To verify the driver installation, see Installation Tips
starting on page 5-11.
Note: As the system restarts, Windows 95 applies the
driver files to each additional port detected.
12 Continue to Chapter 6, Duralink64 Standard Driver for Windows.
1
In this example, d:\ represents the CD-ROM drive letter.
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Windows 95 OSR1
To install the DuraLAN Standard Driver Windows 95 OSR1
platform, follow these steps:
1
2
Start Windows 95. The New Hardware Found wizard opens.
3
4
Insert the Duralink64 for Windows Disk.
In the wizard, click Driver from disk provided by hardware
manufacturer, and then click OK.
In the Install from Disk window, type a:\win95a and then click OK.
!
Caution: If you accept the default path, a:\, the system
will copy the wrong files which will cause errors in
Windows 95 OSR1 version.
5
In the Copying Files... window, insert the Windows 95 CD, and then
click OK.
6
Enter the path to the Windows 95 directory, and then click OK. (For
example, d:\win95.1 Consult your Microsoft Windows 95
documentation for help.)
7
8
Remove the floppy disk from the floppy disk drive.
If the System Setting Change window appears, click Yes to restart the
system.
Note: As the system restarts, Windows 95 applies the
driver files to each additional port detected.
9
Optional. To verify the driver installation, see Installation Tips starting
on page 5-11.
10 Continue to Chapter 6, Duralink64 Standard Driver for Windows.
1 In
this example, d:\ represents the CD-ROM drive letter.
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Duralink64 Driver Installation for Windows
Installation Tips
This section provides tips to assist you in the DuraLAN driver
installation.
Windows 95
How do I verify that the DuraLAN Standard driver is installed
properly?
1
2
3
From the Start menu, point to Settings, then click Control Panel.
In the Control Panel, double-click System.
In the Device Manager tab, look under Network adapters.
Figure 5-9. The DuraLAN NIC appears under Network adapters
4
The DuraLAN NIC appears under Network Adapters. Click OK.
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A yellow exclamation ! appears beside the DuraLAN NIC. What
should I do?
Remove the current DuraLAN Standard driver and then reinstall it.
See Windows 98 and 95 OSR1/OSR2 on page 5-14.
In the Device Manager, the new NICs replace the older NICs, but the
Network window lists both. What should I do?
Remove the older NIC(s).
1
In the Network window, click the old NIC and then click Remove.
Repeat this step for each appropriate NIC.
2
Click OK when you are done.
Windows 98
How do I access the Add New Hardware wizard if it does not open?
1
Click the Start menu, point to Settings, and then click the Control
Panel.
2
In the Control Panel, double-click Add New Hardware.
Windows Clients Using Novell Client32
Connecting clients to the NetWare Duralink64 server requires the
NDIS driver. Do not use an ODI driver! See Installing Duralink64
NetWare Client on page 12-1.
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Removing Previously Installed Drivers
This section provides instructions for removing the previously
installed DuraLAN Standard driver which is necessary if you are
installing the new Duralink64 driver included with your DuraLAN
NIC.
Windows NT 4.0
To remove the previously installed DuraLAN driver from a
Windows NT 4.0 platform, follow these steps:
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Double-click My Computer.
Double-click Control Panel.
Double-click Network.
In the Network window, click the Adapters tab.
In the Network Adapters list, click the Adaptec DuraLAN NIC you
want to remove, and then click Remove.
When asked if you wish to continue, click Yes.
Repeat step 5 until all Adaptec DuraLAN drivers are removed.
When you are done, click OK.
Click Close to close the Network window.
Click Yes to restart your computer.
Note: When you restart Windows NT, a message may indicate
that at least one service failed to start. This message will not
appear after you add the new driver. Click OK.
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Windows NT 3.51
To remove the previously installed Duralink64 driver from the
Windows NT 3.51 platform, follow these steps:
1
2
In the Main window, double-click Control Panel.
3
In the Installed Adapters Cards box, click the DuraLAN NIC, and
then click Remove.
4
5
6
Repeat step 3 until all DuraLAN NICs have been removed.
In the Control Panel, double-click Network to enter the Network
Settings window.
Click OK when you are done.
Restart the system.
Windows 98 and 95 OSR1/OSR2
To remove the previously installed DuraLAN driver from the
Windows 98 and Windows 95 OSR1/OSR2 platform, follow these
steps:
1
From the Start menu, point to Settings, and then click Control
Panel.
2
3
4
5
6
In the Control Panel, double-click System.
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5-14
Select the Device Manager tab, then click Network Adapters.
Select Adaptec DuraLAN NIC to remove, then click Remove.
Repeat steps 3 and 4 for each existing DuraLAN NIC.
Restart the system.
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6
Duralink64 Standard
Driver for Windows
In This Chapter
Configuring the Standard Driver Ports in
Windows NT 4.0 and 3.51
6-2
Configuring the Ports in Windows 98/95
6-4
This chapter describes how to configure the DuraLAN Standard
driver for Windows.
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Configuring the Standard Driver Ports
in Windows NT 4.0 and 3.51
In the Adaptec New Hardware Found window, each port is
assigned to Autodetect, the default connection type that will always
detect port connection and negotiate a compatible speed and
transmission mode.
Note: If you are required to insert the Windows NT CD, you must
re-install the latest version of the Microsoft Windows NT Service
Pack, and then restart the system.
1
In the Adaptec New Hardware Found window, make sure all the
DuraLAN NIC ports appear.
Figure 6-1. This window identifies each port’s PCI bus and PCI slot
2
In the New Adaptec NIC Port(s) Available for DuraLAN NIC box,
click the appropriate port.
3
In the Connection Types list, click the connection type for your
network or use Autodetect Default Connection. For descriptions,
see Connection Types on page A-2.
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4
5
6
7
8
Click Apply.
Repeat steps 1 through 4 for each existing port.
When you are done, click OK.
When you are done, click Close in the Network window.
Restart the system.
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Configuring the Ports in Windows 98/95
To configure ports in Window 98 and Windows 95 OSR2 or OSR1,
follow these steps:
1
From the Start menu, point to Settings, and then click Control
Panel.
2
3
In the Control Panel, double-click Network.
In the Network window, click the appropriate DuraLAN NIC, and
then click Properties.
Figure 6-2. Windows 95 Configuration Tab
4
5
6-4
In the Properties window, click the Advanced tab.
In the Property box, click Connection Type.
Duralink64 Standard Driver for Windows
6
In the Value list, click the appropriate connection type. (Connection
Types on page A-2 provides descriptions.)
Figure 6-3. Advanced Tab
7
8
9
Click OK.
In the Configuration tab, click OK.
Restart your system.
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7
Duralink64 Failover for
Windows NT
In This Chapter
Configuring the Ports
7-2
Creating the Failover Pair
7-3
Monitoring Failover Pairs
7-8
Note on DuraLAN NIC Ports
7-8
This chapter provides instructions for installing Duralink64 Failover
on a server running Windows NT versions 4.0 and 3.51.
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Configuring the Ports
In the Adaptec New Hardware Found window, each port is
assigned to Autodetect, the default connection type that will always
detect port connection and negotiate a compatible speed and
transmission mode.
1
In the Adaptec New Hardware Found window, make sure all the
DuraLAN NIC ports appear.
Figure 7-1. This window identifies each port’s PCI bus and PCI slot
Note: Generally, PCI Bus 0 is the PCI Bus on the
motherboard. PCI Bus 1 or above is an ANA-62022 or
ANA-62044 NIC. The PCI Slot represents the port on the
NIC starting from the top. The top port starts at PCI Slot 4.
2
In the New Adaptec NIC Ports Available box, click the appropriate
port.
3
In the Connection Types list, click the connection type for your
network or use Autodetect Default Connection. For descriptions,
see Connection Types on page A-2.
4
Click Apply.
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5
6
7
Repeat steps 1 through 4 for each existing port.
When you are done, click OK.
Continue with Creating the Failover Pair.
Creating the Failover Pair
You can create Failover pairs in the Configuration tab. A Failover
pair consists of two ports only—the primary port and the backup
port.
Windows NT 4.0
To create Failover pairs, follow these steps:
1
From the Available Adaptec Ports box, click a port to be designated
as a primary port.
Figure 7-2. Failover Configuration Tab
2
Click Add. The port is added under Primary Port in the Failover Pair
list.
3
To assign a backup to the primary port, click the appropriate port
from the Available Adaptec Ports box, and then click Add. The port
is added in the Backup Port field.
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4
5
6
Click Apply.
OPTIONAL. Repeat steps 1 through 5 to create another Failover pair.
OPTIONAL. To remove a Failover pair:
a Click the port from the Primary Ports list, and then click Remove.
Both ports return to the Available Adaptec Ports box.
b Click Apply.
7
When you are done, click OK. you will return to the Adapters tab.
Figure 7-3. <Backup NIC1> indicates that Port 2
is the backup port for Port 1
Note: The Adapters tab identifies one model only, even
when several DuraLAN NIC models are installed. The
DuraLAN NIC model displayed is the same as the first
model you chose in step 8 during the driver installation.
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8
If SNMP is not set up, you will receive the Setup Message below.
Click OK.
Figure 7-4. This message may be ignored during this installation.
9
Enter the protocol information. Consult your Microsoft Windows NT
4.0 documentation for help configuring the protocol.
10 When you are done, remove the floppy disk from the floppy drive.
11 Restart the system.
Note: If you were required to insert the Windows NT CD, you
must re-install the latest version of Microsoft Windows NT
Service Pack, and then restart the system.
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Windows NT 3.51
To create Failover pairs, follow these steps:
1
From the Available Adaptec Ports box, click the port you want as the
primary port.
Figure 7-5. Configuration Tab
2
Click Add. The port is added under Primary Port in the Failover Pair
list.
3
To assign a backup to the primary port, click the appropriate port
from the Available Adaptec Ports box, and then click Add. The port
is added in the Backup Port field.
4
5
6
Click Apply.
OPTIONAL. Repeat steps 1 through 5 to create another Failover pair.
OPTIONAL. To remove a Failover pair
a Click the port from the Primary Ports list, and then click Remove.
Both ports return to the Available Adaptec Ports box.
b Click Apply.
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7
When you are done, click OK. you will return to the Network
Settings Window.
Figure 7-6. Network Setting Window
8
Click OK.
Note: The Adapters tab identifies one model only, even
when several DuraLAN NIC models are installed. The
DuraLAN NIC model displayed is the same as the first
model you chose in step 8 during the driver installation.
9
If SNMP is not set up, you will receive the Setup Message below.
Click OK.
Figure 7-7. This message may be ignored during this installation.
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10 Consult your Microsoft Windows NT 3.51 documentation for help
configuring the protocol (such as entering values for TCP/IP).
11 When you are done, remove the floppy disk from the floppy disk
drive.
12 In the Network Setting Change window, click Restart Now.
Note: If you were required to insert the Windows NT CD, you
must re-install the latest Microsoft Windows NT Service Pack,
and then restart the system again.
Monitoring Failover Pairs
There are three ways to monitor the status of the Failover Pairs:
■
SNMP Manager—when failover occurs SNMP traps are sent to
network management stations and error logs are updated through the
operating system event log. In order to manage SNMP agents,
compile the following MIB file on the SNMP management station:
a:\snmpmibs\duralink.mib
■
Event Viewer Dialog Box—the local Event Viewer dialog box will
log port failures in Windows NT.
■
Duralink64 Failover window —the Status tab monitors the traffic and
health of the failover pairs.
Note on DuraLAN NIC Ports
When you are installing Adaptec DuraLAN NICs, it’s a good idea to
document where each port physically resides in the server,
especially when two or more identical NICs exist. This is important
because ports are identified by generic port names, such as Adptsf1,
Adptsf2, Adptsf3, etc.
Port names are assigned to ports in the order that the system scans
these ports at boot time. Consequently, whenever you physically
rearrange the network cards, the port names change as well.
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8
Duralink64 Port Aggregation
for Windows NT
In This Chapter
Configuring the Ports
8-2
Creating Port Aggregation Groups
8-4
Creating Fast EtherChannel Groups
8-8
Assigning the TCP/IP Address
8-11
Modifying Groups
8-13
Checking System Status
8-17
Windows NT Performance Monitor
8-20
This chapter provides instructions for configuring Duralink64 Port
Aggregation on a server running Windows NT.
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Configuring the Ports
In the Adaptec New Hardware Found window, each port is
assigned to Autodetect, the default connection type that will always
detect port connection and negotiate a compatible speed and
transmission mode.
1
In the Adaptec New Hardware Found window, make sure all
the DuraLAN NIC ports appear.
Figure 8-1. This window identifies each port’s PCI bus and PCI slot
Note: Generally, PCI Bus 0 is the PCI Bus on the
motherboard. PCI Bus 1 or above is an ANA-62022 or
ANA-62044 NIC. The PCI Slot represents the port on
the NIC starting from the top. The top port starts at
PCI Slot 4.
2
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In the New Available NIC Ports Available box, click the
appropriate port.
Duralink64 Port Aggregation for Windows NT
3
In the Connection Types list, click the connection type for your
network or use Autodetect Default Connection. For
descriptions, see Connection Types on page A-2.
4
5
6
7
Click Apply.
Repeat steps 1 through 4 for each existing port.
When you are done, click OK.
Continue to Creating Port Aggregation Groups.
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Creating Port Aggregation Groups
This section explains how to assign ports to a group, thus, creating a
virtual port. If you have installed Duralink64 Port Aggregation
already and wish to add or modify existing group or stand-alone
port configurations, see Modifying Groups on page 8-13.
1
In the Group(s) field, click Create New Group, and then type
the new group name.
Note: The group name may be up to 20 characters. If you skip
this step, the system assigns a default group name (GroupX).
Figure 8-2. Duralink64 Port Aggregation Configuration Tab
2
In the Link Aggregation Type field, click the appropriate link
type. For a description of Adaptec’s Port Aggregation, see
Chapter 2, Introduction to Duralink64 Port Aggregation.
Note on Cisco’s Fast EtherChannel. This option allows you
to fully aggregate two or four ports over transmit and
receive under all protocols. The ports that are configured as
the Fast EtherChannel group must be physically connected
to the Fast EtherChannel ports on the Cisco switch. See your
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Cisco switch documentation to configure the ports in Fast
EtherChannel mode.
If you select Fast EtherChannel on the server, the connection
type for each port is automatically configured to 100 Mbps
TX/Full Duplex. You must also configure the ports on the
Cisco switch (used by the Fast EtherChannel group) to
either Auto Negotiation or 100 Mbps/Full Duplex mode.
Figure 8-3. The Link Aggregation Type Options
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3
In the Available Adaptec Ports box, click the available port to
add to the group, and then click Add.
4
Repeat step 3 for each additional port.
Note: You must assign the same connection type to
each port in the same group.
OPTIONAL. To remove a port from the group, click the
appropriate port from the Group Ports box, and then click
Remove.
5
6
7
When you are finished configuring the group, click Apply.
To create another group, repeat steps 1 through 5.
If you want to rename a group:
a Select the default group name in the Group(s) list box.
b Type the new name.
c Click Apply.
8
9
When you are finished configuring all groups, click OK.
If SNMP is not set up on the computer, you will receive the
message below. Click OK.
Figure 8-4. This message may be ignored during this
installation.
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10 In the Network window, click Close.
Figure 8-5. Ports and Groups Listed in Adapters Tab
11 Continue to Assigning the TCP/IP Address on page 8-11.
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Creating Fast EtherChannel Groups
Fast EtherChannel (FEC) allows you to fully aggregate two or four
ports over transmit and receive under all protocols. The ports that
are configured as the FEC group must be physically connected to the
FEC ports on the Cisco switch. See your Cisco switch documentation
to configure the ports in FEC mode.
If you select Fast EtherChannel on the server, the connection type for
each port is automatically configured to 100 Mbps TX/Full Duplex.
You must also configure the ports on the Cisco switch (used by the
FEC group) to either Auto Negotiation or 100 Mbps/Full Duplex
mode
This section explains how to assign ports to a Fast EtherChannel
group, thus, creating a virtual port. If you have installed Duralink64
Port Aggregation/FEC already and wish to add or modify existing
group or stand-alone port configurations, see Modifying Groups on
page 8-13.
1
In the Group(s) field, click Create New Group, and then type
the new group name.
Figure 8-6. Duralink64 Port Aggregation Configuration Tab
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Note: The group name may be up to 20 characters. If
you skip this step, the system assigns a default group
name (GroupX).
2
In the Link Aggregation Type field, click the appropriate link
type. For a description of Adaptec’s Port Aggregation, see
Chapter 2, Introduction to Duralink64 Port Aggregation.
3
In the Available Adaptec Ports box, click the available port to
add to the group, and then click Add.
4
Repeat step 3 for each additional port.
Note: You must assign the same connection type to
each port in the same group.
OPTIONAL. To remove a port from the group, click the
appropriate port from the Group Ports box, then click Remove.
5
6
7
When you are finished configuring the group, click Apply.
To create another group, repeat steps 1 through 5.
If you want to rename a group:
a Select the default group name in the Group(s) list box.
b Type the new name.
c Click Apply.
8
9
When you are finished configuring all groups, click OK.
If SNMP is not set up, you will receive the Setup Message
below. Click OK.
Figure 8-7. This message may be ignored during this installation
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10 In the Network window, click Close.
Figure 8-8. Ports and Groups Listed in Adapters Tab.
11 Continue to Assigning the TCP/IP Address on page 8-11.
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Assigning the TCP/IP Address
Note: If you are an Windows NT 3.51 user, please refer to the
Windows NT 3.51 documentation for help configuring protocols.
Once you have configured Duralink64 Port Aggregation, Windows
NT prompts you to configure the protocol. IP addresses to groups
and stand-alone ports are assigned in the IP Address tab, such as
shown in the following figure. Ports assigned to a group use the
same IP address; therefore, it must be entered only once.
To assign a TCP/IP Address follow these steps.
Figure 8-9. IP Address Tab
1
In the IP Address tab, click the DuraLAN NIC port from the
Adapter list.
2
In the IP Address field, type the IP address.
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3
4
5
6
7
8
9
In the Subnet Mask field, type the subnet mask number.
Click Apply.
Repeat steps 1 through 4 for any other port or group.
Click OK when you are finished configuring all groups.
Restart your computer to complete the changes.
Click Yes at the message prompt to restart your computer.
Continue to Checking System Status on page 8-17.
Once Duralink64 Port Aggregation is installed, you may update
group and port configurations using the instructions in the
Modifying Groups section.
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Modifying Groups
This section provides instructions for modifying the group or port
configurations. You may rename groups, as well as add or remove
ports from existing groups.
Renaming Groups
1
In the Duralink64 Port Aggregation window, go to the
Configuration tab.
Figure 8-10. Modified groups in the Configuration tab
2
From the Group(s) field, select the appropriate group, and then
type the new name.
3
Click Apply.
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Adding or Removing Ports
Note: If you add or remove a port to or from a group, any existing
group or port IP address is removed automatically. Keep track of
any IP addresses you plan to use again.
1
In the Duralink64 Port Aggregation window, go to the
Configuration tab.
2
In the Group(s) field, click Create New Group, and then type
the new group name, or select the appropriate group you want
to modify.
– To add ports to the group, click the appropriate port from the
Available Adaptec Ports box, and then click Add.
– To remove ports from the group, click the appropriate port from
the Group Ports box, and then click Remove.
3
4
5
6
Repeat step 2 for each appropriate port.
To save changes, click Apply.
When you are finished, click OK.
If SNMP is not set up on the computer, you will receive the
message below. Click OK.
Figure 8-11. This message may be ignored during this installation.
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7
When adding or deleting a group or port, you will receive a
message such as shown below. Click OK.
Figure 8-12. This message appears when you add ports with IP Addresses
to a new group.
Figure 8-13. This message appears when you add ports with IP Addresses
to Group2 with an existing IP Address.
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8
In the Network window, click Close.
Figure 8-14. Ports and Groups Listed in Adapters Tab
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Checking System Status
You can view group and independent port status. See Field
Descriptions on page 8-18 for details.
1
From the Start menu, point to Settings, and then click Control
Panel.
2
3
4
In the Control Panel, double-click Network.
5
6
Click Properties.
In the Network window, click the Adapters tab.
In the Adapters tab, select the Adaptec DuraLAN NIC. The
Duralink64 Port Aggregation window appears.
Click the Status tab to view the group and independent port
information, such as shown in below.
Figure 8-15. Status Tab
7
Click OK to exit.
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Understanding the Status Tab
a
c
b
d
e
h
f
g
Figure 8-16. Status Tab Fields
Field Descriptions
a Model
Adaptec DuraLAN NIC model number.
b Port No.
Port identification assigned by the system.
c Trans Kbps
Total Kilobits per second (Kbps) transmitted per port
(stand-alone and group). The Kbps sum of
aggregated ports in a group equals the total Kbps
transmitted by their group.
d Load
The percentage of transmit load carried by each port
in a group. The percentage of a stand-alone port is
always 100%. The percentage for a group is
calculated as a percentage of bytes transmitted by
the port over bytes transmitted by the group during
the last screen refresh interval.
e Status
If the link is up and has transmitted data within the
last screen refresh interval, ACTIVE is displayed.
If the link is up but the port has not transmitted any
data within the time interval, IDLE is displayed.
If the link is down, DOWN is displayed.
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f Speed
Speed is either 10 or 100. This value depends on the
connection type you chose in Configuring the Ports on
page 8-2.
g Duplexity
Duplexity is either half or full. This value depends
on the connection type you chose in Configuring the
Ports on page 8-2.
h Group
Transmit
Total
This field appears only when a group is selected.
Viewing the Groups
You can view the groups list in two ways:
■
To view ports in a specific group, click the PLUS SIGN [+].
■
To hide ports in a specific group, click the MINUS SIGN [-].
■
Disabled ports are marked with an [x], such as ADPTSF5 shown
below.
Figure 8-17. Example of disabled ports
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Windows NT Performance Monitor
You can view system traffic for selected groups and stand-alone
ports in the Performance Monitor, as shown in Figure 8-18. In this
window, each line represents the performance of the group or port
listed at the bottom of the screen. When a group/port’s activity
drops, its line drops. Use the following instructions to select ports
and groups you wish to view.
1
From the Start menu, point to Programs, point to
Administrative Tools, and then click Performance Monitor.
Add Counter
Figure 8-18. Performance Monitor
2
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In the Performance Monitor, click the Add counter button to
enter the Add to Chart window, shown in Figure 8-19.
Duralink64 Port Aggregation for Windows NT
Figure 8-19. Add to Chart Window
3
4
From the Object list box, select ADPTSF.
5
To distinguish ports and groups in the Performance Monitor,
adjust the following parameters:
In the Instance box, click the port or group, and then click the
appropriate setting from the Counter box.
Color— is preset by the program for each selected group or
port. You can set a specific color from the Color list box.
Scale—you can set the scale of the plot for better viewing.
Width—This allows you to set the width of the plot line.
Style—allows you to set the type of line that will be plotted for
the selected group.
6
7
Repeat steps 4 and 5 for each appropriate port or group.
When you are done, click Done.
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Part 4
The Duralink64
Driver for NetWare
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9
Duralink64 Standard Driver
for NetWare
In This Chapter
Before you Begin
9-2
Note on NetWare
9-2
Install of Duralink64 Driver during NetWare
5.0 Operating System Installation
9-3
Installing the NetWare Standard Driver
9-4
Configuring the Ports
9-5
Assigning the Protocols
9-7
Viewing the Configuration
9-10
Restarting the Server
9-11
Removing Drivers
9-12
This chapter provides instructions for installing and configuring the
DuraLAN Standard driver for NetWare 4.x or NetWare 5.0.
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Before you Begin
■
Verify that all system, memory, and NIC requirements are met,
see System Requirements on page 1-2.
■
Verify that the new Adaptec DuraLAN NIC(s) have been
installed properly in the server, see Chapter 3, DuraLAN NIC
Installation.
■
Check your system for installed DuraLAN NIC drivers. If a
DuraLAN Standard driver, Duralink64 Failover driver, or
Duralink64 Port Aggregation driver exists, it must be removed.
For information about driver removal see Removing Drivers on
page 9-12.
■
Verify that IntraNetWare Service Pack 6 or later is installed for
NetWare 4.11. This pack may be downloaded from:
http://suport.novell.com
Note on NetWare
When you are installing Adaptec DuraLAN NICs, it is a good idea
to document where each port physically resides in the server,
especially when two or more identical NICs exist. This is important
because ports are identified by generic port names, such as Adptsf1,
Adptsf2, Adptsf3, etc.
Port names are assigned to ports in the order that the system scans
these ports at boot time. Consequently, whenever you physically
rearrange the network cards, the port names change as well.
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Install of Duralink64 Driver during
NetWare 5.0 Operating System
Installation
Follow this procedure when installing the Duralink driver during
the installation of the NetWare 5.0 Operating System.
1
Install the NetWare 5.0 Operating System following the
NetWare instructions until you reach the Network Boards
screen, as shown below.
Figure 9-1. Network Boards Screen
2
3
4
5
Select Modify and press Enter.
Select the Network Boards field and press Enter.
Press Insert twice.
Press F3. The Specify Directory Path Window appears.
Figure 9-2. Device Types Screen
6
7
8
Insert the drivers diskette, press Enter.
9
Continue with the NetWare installation process.
When drivers finish loading return to Driver Summary.
Return to the NetWare installation process. Review the
Network Boards screen. Verify that the correct drivers were
installed. Note that one driver will be installed for each port.
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Installing the NetWare Standard Driver
If you are installing NetWare on a new server, do not add the
DuraLAN NIC at this time. When prompted to add the NIC, select
No, and then continue with the NetWare installation.
Note: This driver uses 32 receive buffers for each port.
Therefore, if you are using multiple ports, the number of
receive buffers must be increased.
Type load edit c:\nwserver\startup.ncf, and then insert the
following commands at the end of the file:
SET MINIMUM PACKET RECEIVE BUFFERS = 512
SET MAXIMUM PACKET RECEIVE BUFFERS = 1024
If you are installing NetWare 5.0 on a new server, please see Install of
Duralink64 Driver during NetWare 5.0 Operating System Installation on
page 9-3.
To install the standard driver for NetWare follow these steps:
1
2
Insert the Duralink64 NetWare 4.x and 5.0 diskette.
At the system prompt type: a:\NWSERVER\setupsf and press
Enter. The Select Driver window appears.
Figure 9-3. The Standard driver is selected in this illustration.
3
4
Select Standard and press Enter.
5
Press Enter to continue through the messages that appear until
the Board Configuration screen appears.
6
Continue to Configuring the Ports on page 9-5.
9-4
In the message indicating the New Adaptec NICs have been
detected, press Enter.
Duralink64 Standard Driver for NetWare
Configuring the Ports
After installing the Duralink64 Standard driver, use the following
steps to configure the ports.
1
In the Main Menu, select Configure Ports, and then press Enter.
Figure 9-4. Duralink64 Standard Setup Main Menu
2
In the Ports screen, make sure you know which port names are
assigned to the actual ports on the NIC.
No.
Port Name NIC
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Adptsf1
Adptsf2
Adptsf3
Adptsf4
Adptsf5
Adptsf6
Adptsf7
Adptsf8
ANA-62044/TX:[1]
ANA-62044/TX:[2]
ANA-62044/TX:[3]
ANA-62044/TX:[4]
ANA-62044/TX:[1]
ANA-62044/TX:[2]
ANA-62044/TX:[3]
ANA-62044/TX:[4]
Connection Type
Status
Autodetect (default)
Autodetect (default)
Autodetect (default)
Autodetect (default)
Autodetect (default)
Autodetect (default)
Autodetect (default)
Autodetect (default)
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Figure 9-5. The port names (Adptsf1, Adptsf2, etc.) do not correspond to the
physical PCI slot numbers on the motherboard.
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3
OPTIONAL. The Autodetect (default) detects which device the port is
connected to and negotiates the port speed and transmission mode
accordingly. Autodetect is recommended; however, to change
the connection type(s):
a Select the port, and then press Enter. (To select multiple
ports, select the port, and then press F5 one at a time.)
b In the Type of Connection menu, select the type, and then
press Enter. (Connection Types on page A-2 provides
descriptions.)
Type of Connection
No.
Port Name NIC
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Adptsf1
Adptsf2
Adptsf3
Adptsf4
Adptsf5
Adptsf6
Adptsf7
Adptsf8
ANA-62044/TX:[1]
ANA-62044/TX:[2]
ANA-62044/TX:[3]
ANA-62044/TX:[4]
ANA-62044/TX:[1]
ANA-62044/TX:[2]
ANA-62044/TX:[3]
ANA-62044/TX:[4]
Connection
Type
Status
Autodetect
(default)
Autodetect
10(default)
Mbps/Half Duplex
Enabled
Autodetect
10(default)
Mbps/Full Duplex
Enabled
Autodetect
(default)
100
Mbps/HalfEnabled
Duplex
Autodetect
(default)
100
Mbps/Full Enabled
Duplex
Autodetect (default)
Enabled
Autodetect (default)
Enabled
Autodetect (default)
Enabled
Autodetect (default)
Enabled
Figure 9-6. Type of Connection Menu
4
OPTIONAL. Enabled is the default status. To disable a port,
select the port, and then press Tab.
5
Press Esc when you are done.
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Assigning the Protocols
You can assign IP or IPX protocols to Failover pairs and stand-alone
ports.
Note: The IPX protocol supports all four frame types and
multiple frame types simultaneously. IP supports either
Ethernet_II or Ethernet_SNAP, but never both at the same
time.
1
In the Main Menu, select Configure Protocols, and then press
Enter.
2
In the List of Ports box, select the port, and then press Enter.
P = Stand-alone Port
Figure 9-7. List of Ports/Failover Pairs Box
3
In the List of Protocols box, select the protocol for the selected
Failover pair or port, and then press Enter.
List of Protocols
IPX
IP
Figure 9-8. List of Protocols Box
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Configuring IPX
a In the List of Frame Types box, select the frame type, and
then press Enter.
List of Frame Types
ETHERNET_802.2
ETHERNET_802.3
ETHERNET_II
ETHERNET_SNAP
Figure 9-9. List of Frame Types Box
b In the IPX Network Number box, type the network number,
and then press Enter.
IPX Network Number
00000001
Figure 9-10. IPX Network Number Box
c Repeat steps a and b for each frame type you wish to use.
List of Frame Types
ETHERNET_802.2
ETHERNET_802.3
ETHERNET_II
ETHERNET_SNAP
Figure 9-11. List of Frame Types
d Press Esc to return to the List of Protocols box.
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Configuring IP
a In the List of Frame Types box, select the frame type, and
then press Enter.
b In the IP Parameters box, select Enter IP Address, and then
press Enter.
IP Parameters
Enter IP Address
Enter Subnet Mask
Figure 9-12. IP Parameters Box
c In the IP Address box, type the address number, and then
press Enter.
IP Address
1.1.1.2
Figure 9-13. IP Address Box
d In the IP Parameters box, select Enter Subnet Mask, and
then press Enter.
e In the Subnet Mask box, type the corresponding subnet
mask, and then press Enter.
Subnet Mask
ff.ff.ff.0
Figure 9-14. Subnet Mask Box
f Press Esc.
g Repeat Steps a through f for each appropriate port or pair.
h Press Esc until you return to the List of Ports/Failover Pairs
box.
4
Repeat Steps 1 through 3 for any other ports you wish to
configure.
5
6
Press Esc until you return to the Main Menu.
Continue to Viewing the Configuration.
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Viewing the Configuration
It is important to verify the current port configurations before saving
them to the server.
1
From the Main Menu, select View Configuration, and press
Enter.
Netware Loadable Module
Duralink64 Failover Setup
Protocol
Interfaces
Frame
Network
IP Address
Adptsf3 P
Adptsf4 P
Adptsf5 P
Adptsf6 P
Adptsf7 P
Adptsf8 P
Marcom F
Adptsf1 (Primary)
Adptsf2
IPX
E_802.2
00000001
<ESC> to go back to the previous menu.
© Copyright 1998, Adaptec Inc.
< F1> Help
Figure 9-15. View Configuration Screen
2
Press Esc to return to the Main Menu.
< F10> Abort Install
Duralink64 Standard Driver for NetWare
Restarting the Server
After installing the Standard driver and configuring the ports, you
must restart the server.
1
2
3
In the Internetworking Configuration menu, press Esc.
4
The next screen indicates that the configuration will be
activated. Press Enter.
5
6
7
At the server console type down and then press Enter.
In the Exit INETCFG box, select Yes, and then press Enter.
In the Add Initialize Commands to autoexec.ncf box, select Yes,
and then press Enter.
Type restart server and then press Enter.
OPTIONAL. After the server is restarted you can review the
current settings. Type config at the console prompt, and then
press Enter.
Troubleshooting Tip
At system reboot, I receive a message that the NIC configuration contains
invalid settings. What should I do?
1
2
3
4
Follow the instructions at the server prompt.
Document each of your selections.
Return to inetcfg.
Use the Internetworking Configuring menu to access those
screens you must modify.
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Removing Drivers
The following procedures are to be used if a new driver needs to be
installed to replace an existing driver.
Removing the DuraLAN Standard Driver
To remove the DuraLAN Standard Driver installed from Duralink
4.10, using inetcfg, use the following steps:
1
2
3
Insert the Duralink64 for NetWare Disk.
4
In the Configured Boards screen, delete all existing Adaptec
NICs drivers by selecting the NIC(s) and pressing Del.
5
6
When you are finished, press Esc.
7
8
9
10
11
At the server prompt, type load inetcfg and press Enter.
In the Internetworking Configuration menu, select Boards,
and then press Enter. A list of NICs appears.
In the Internetworking Configuration menu, select Manage
Configurations, and press Enter.
To save changes, select Yes.
Press Esc twice.
To exit inetcfg, select Yes.
At the server console, type down and then press Enter.
Type restart server and then press Enter.
To remove the DuraLAN Standard Driver installed from Duralink
4.2, use the following steps:
1
2
Insert the Duralink64 for NetWare Disk.
3
4
5
Select Standard from the Adaptec Select Driver Window.
❒
9-12
At the server prompt, type: load a:\Newserver\setupsf and
press Enter.
In the main menu select Uninstall software and press Enter.
In the Uninstall the Software box, select Yes end press Enter.
▼ ▼ ▼ ▼
10
Duralink64 Failover
for NetWare
In This Chapter
Before you Begin
10-2
Note on NetWare
10-2
Installing the NetWare Failover Driver
10-3
Configuring the Ports
10-4
Creating the Failover Pairs
10-6
Assigning the Protocols
10-9
Viewing the Configuration
10-12
Copying and Saving the Configuration
10-13
Viewing the System Status
10-14
Modifying the Driver Configuration
10-16
Removing Drivers
10-17
This chapter provides instructions for installing Duralink64 Failover
on a server running NetWare 4.x or NetWare 5.0.
10-1
DuraLAN Fast Ethernet NICs User’s Guide
Before you Begin
■
Verify that all system, memory, and NIC requirements are met,
see System Requirements, page 1-2.
■
Verify that the new Adaptec DuraLAN NIC(s) have been
installed properly in the server, see Chapter 3, DuraLAN NIC
Installation.
■
Check your system for installed DuraLAN NIC drivers. If a
DuraLAN Standard driver, Duralink64 Failover driver, or
Duralink64 Port Aggregation driver exists, it must be removed.
For information about driver removal see Removing Drivers,
page 9-12.
■
Verify that IntraNetWare Service Pack 6 or later is installed for
NetWare 4.11. This pack may be downloaded from:
http://suport.novell.com
Note on NetWare
When you are installing Adaptec DuraLAN NICs, it is a good idea
to document where each port physically resides in the server,
especially when two or more identical NICs exist. This is important
because ports are identified by generic port names, such as Adptsf1,
Adptsf2, Adptsf3, etc.
Port names are assigned to ports in the order that the system scans
these ports at boot time. Consequently, whenever you physically
rearrange the network cards, the port names change as well.
After you have installed Duralink64 Failover use configsf to
reconfigure the driver when necessary. (See Modifying the Driver
Configuration, page 10-16.)
10-2
Duralink64 Failover for NetWare
Installing the NetWare Failover Driver
If you are installing NetWare 4.x on a new server, do not add the
DuraLAN NIC at this time. When prompted to add the NIC, select
No, and then continue with the NetWare installation.
If you are installing NetWare 5.0 on a new server, please see Install of
Duralink64 Driver during NetWare 5.0 Operating System Installation,
page 9-3.
Note: This driver uses 32 receive buffers for each port.
Therefore, if you are using multiple ports, the number of
receive buffers must be increased.
Type load edit c:\nwserver\startup.ncf, and then insert the
following commands at the end of the file:
SET MINIMUM PACKET RECEIVE BUFFERS = 512
SET MAXIMUM PACKET RECEIVE BUFFERS = 1024
To install the Failover driver for NetWare follow these steps:
1
2
3
Insert the Duralink64 Driver for NetWare diskette.
At the system console prompt, type: a:\nwserver\setupsf
Press Enter. The Select Driver window appears.
Figure 10-1. The Select Driver Window
4
5
Select Failover and press Enter.
6
Continue to Configuring the Ports, page 10-4.
In the message indicating that New Adaptec NICs have been
detected, press Enter.
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Configuring the Ports
1
In the Main Menu, select Configure Ports, and then press Enter.
Adaptec DuraLAN NIC Installation 4.2
Netware Loadable Module
Main Menu
Configure Ports
Set Failover Pairs
Configure Protocols
View Configuration
Install Software
Uninstall Software
Use arrow keys to move, <Enter> to Select, <ESC> to Exit.
© Copyright 1998, Adaptec Inc.
< F1> Help
< F10> Abort Setup
Figure 10-2. Duralink64 Failover Setup Main Menu
2
In the Ports screen, make sure you know which port names are
assigned to the actual ports on the NIC. The port names (Adptsf1,
Adptsf2, etc) do not correspond to the physical PCI slot numbers on
the motherboard.
No.
Port Name NIC
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Adptsf1
Adptsf2
Adptsf3
Adptsf4
Adptsf5
Adptsf6
Adptsf7
Adptsf8
ANA-62044/TX:[1]
ANA-62044/TX:[2]
ANA-62044/TX:[3]
ANA-62044/TX:[4]
ANA-62044/TX:[1]
ANA-62044/TX:[2]
ANA-62044/TX:[3]
ANA-62044/TX:[4]
Connection Type
Status
Autodetect (default)
Autodetect (default)
Autodetect (default)
Autodetect (default)
Autodetect (default)
Autodetect (default)
Autodetect (default)
Autodetect (default)
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Figure 10-3. Ports Screen
10-4
Duralink64 Failover for NetWare
3
OPTIONAL. The Autodetect default detects which device the port is
connected to and negotiates the port speed and transmission mode
accordingly. Autodetect is recommended; however, to change the
connection type(s):
a Select the port, and then press Enter. (To select multiple
ports, select the port, and then press F5 one at a time.)
b In the Type of Connection menu, select the type, and then
press Enter. (Connection Types, page A-2 provides
descriptions.)
Type of Connection
No.
Port Name NIC
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Adptsf1
Adptsf2
Adptsf3
Adptsf4
Adptsf5
Adptsf6
Adptsf7
Adptsf8
ANA-62044/TX:[1]
ANA-62044/TX:[2]
ANA-62044/TX:[3]
ANA-62044/TX:[4]
ANA-62044/TX:[1]
ANA-62044/TX:[2]
ANA-62044/TX:[3]
ANA-62044/TX:[4]
Connection
Type
Status
Autodetect
(default)
Autodetect
10(default)
Mbps/Half Duplex
Enabled
Autodetect
10(default)
Mbps/Full Duplex
Enabled
Autodetect
(default)
100
Mbps/HalfEnabled
Duplex
Autodetect
(default)
100
Mbps/Full Enabled
Duplex
Autodetect (default)
Enabled
Autodetect (default)
Enabled
Autodetect (default)
Enabled
Autodetect (default)
Enabled
Figure 10-4. Type of Connection Menu
4
OPTIONAL. Enabled is the default status. To disable a port,
select the port, and then press Tab.
5
6
Press Esc when you are done.
Continue to Creating the Failover Pairs.
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DuraLAN Fast Ethernet NICs User’s Guide
Creating the Failover Pairs
The Failover pair consists of two ports only: the primary port and
the backup port.
1
In the Main Menu, select Set Failover Pairs, and then press
Enter.
2
In the List of Existing Pairs box, press Ins.
List of Existing Pairs
No Failover Pairs currently exist
Figure 10-5. List of Existing Pairs Box
3
Select the pair, and then press Enter. A default pair name uses the
naming convention: first pair= Pair1, second pair=Pair2, third
pair=Pair3, etc.
List of Existin
Existing Pairs
1. Pair1
Figure 10-6. List of Existing Pairs
4
In the Failover Pair Configuration menu, select Add/Remove
Ports, and then press Enter.
List of Existi
Existing Pairs
Failover Pair Name
Pair1
1. Pair1
Failover Pair Configuration
Add/Remove Ports
Set Failover Pair Name
Display Existing Ports
Figure 10-7. Failover Pair Configuration Menu
10-6
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5
In the Existing Ports box, press Ins. The message No Ports
Present appears the first time you add a new pair.
Existing Ports
No Ports Present
Figure 10-8. Existing Ports Box
6
In the Available Ports box, select the primary port, and then
press Enter.
Available Ports
1. Adptsf1
2. Adptsf2
3. Adptsf3
4. Adptsf4
5. Adptsf5
6. Adptsf6
7. Adptsf7
8. Adptsf8
Figure 10-9. Available Ports Box
7
8
9
Press Ins to return to the Available Ports box.
Select the secondary port, and then press Enter.
Optional. In the Existing Ports box, the check mark indicates
the primary port. To change the primary port, select the second
port, and then press Enter.
10 Press Esc to apply the ports. The selected ports appear in the
Existing Ports box.
Existing Ports
1. Adptsf1
2. Adptsf2
Figure 10-10. Existing Ports Box
10-7
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11 OPTIONAL. To rename the default Failover pair name:
a From the Failover Pair Configuration menu, select Set
Failover Pair Name, and press Enter.
b In the Failover Pair Name box, type the pair name, and then
press Enter.
Pair Name
pair1
List of Existing Pairs
pair1
1
Failover Pair Name
Figure 10-11. Failover Pair Box
Pair Name
Marcom
List of Existing Pairs
Marcom
1
Figure 10-12. Pair Name Box
12 To review the ports assigned to the pair, select Display
Existing Ports from the Set Failover Pairs menu, and then
press Enter. When you select Display Existing Ports, this box is
displayed as read-only.
Existing Ports
1. Adptsf1
2. Adptsf2
Figure 10-13. Existing Ports Box
13 Press Esc until you return to the Main Menu.
14 To create more pairs, repeat Steps 1 through 13.
15 Continue to Assigning the Protocols.
10-8
Duralink64 Failover for NetWare
Assigning the Protocols
You can assign IP or IPX protocols to Failover pairs and stand-alone
ports.
Note: The IPX protocol supports all four frame types and
multiple frame types simultaneously. IP supports either
Ethernet_II or Ethernet_SNAP, but never both at the same
time.
1
In the Main Menu, select Configure Protocols, and then press
Enter.
2
In the List of Ports/Failover Pairs box, select the Failover pair
or port, and then press Enter.
List of Ports / Failover Pairs
P = Stand-alone Port
F = Failover Pair
1
2
3
4
5
6
P
P
P
P
P
F
Adptsf4
Adptsf5
Adptsf6
Adptsf7
Adptsf8
Marcom
Figure 10-14. List of Ports/Failover Pairs Box
3
In the List of Protocols box, select the protocol for the selected
Failover pair or port, and then press Enter.
List of Protocols
IPX
IP
Figure 10-15. List of Protocols Box
10-9
DuraLAN Fast Ethernet NICs User’s Guide
Configuring IPX
a In the List of Frame Types box, select the frame type, and
then press Enter.
List of Frame Types
ETHERNET_802.2
ETHERNET_802.3
ETHERNET_II
ETHERNET_SNAP
Figure 10-16. List of Frame Types Box
b In the IPX Network Number box, type the network number,
and then press Enter.
IPX Network Number
00000001
Figure 10-17. IPX Network Number Box
c Repeat steps a and b for each frame type you wish to use.
List of Frame Types
ETHERNET_802.2
ETHERNET_802.3
ETHERNET_II
ETHERNET_SNAP
Figure 10-18. List of Frame Types
d Press Esc to return to the List of Protocols box.
10-10
Duralink64 Failover for NetWare
Configuring IP
a In the List of Frame Types box, select the frame type, and
then press Enter.
b In the IP Parameters box, select Enter IP Address, and then
press Enter.
IP Parameters
Enter IP Address
Enter Subnet Mask
Figure 10-19. IP Parameters Box
c In the IP Address box, type the address number, and then
press Enter.
IP Address
1.1.1.2
Figure 10-20. IP Address Box
d In the IP Parameters box, select Enter Subnet Mask, and
then press Enter.
e In the Subnet Mask box, type the corresponding subnet
mask, and then press Enter.
Subnet Mask
ff.ff.ff.0
Figure 10-21. Subnet Mask Box
f Press Esc.
g Repeat Steps a through f for each appropriate port or pair.
h Press Esc until you return to the List of Ports/Failover Pairs
box.
4
Repeat Steps 1 through 3 for any other port or pair you wish to
configure.
5
6
Press Esc until you return to the Main Menu.
Continue to Viewing the Configuration.
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DuraLAN Fast Ethernet NICs User’s Guide
Viewing the Configuration
It is important to verify the current port configurations before saving
them to the server.
1
From the Main Menu, select View Configuration, and press
Enter. The View Configuration screen appears.
Netware Loadable Module
Duralink64 Failover Setup
Protocol
Interfaces
Frame
Network
IP Address
Adptsf3 P
Adptsf4 P
Adptsf5 P
Adptsf6 P
Adptsf7 P
Adptsf8 P
Marcom F
Adptsf1 (Primary)
Adptsf2
IPX
E_802.2
00000001
<ESC> to go back to the previous menu.
© Copyright 1998, Adaptec Inc.
< F1> Help
< F10> Abort Install
Figure 10-22. View Configuration Screen
2
3
10-12
Press Esc to return to the Main Menu.
Continue to Copying and Saving the Configuration.
Duralink64 Failover for NetWare
Copying and Saving the Configuration
After verifying all port and group configurations, you can install the
program and configuration-related files to the server.
1
From the Main Menu, select Install Software, and then press
Enter.
2
When the Copy New Files box appears, select Yes, and then
press Enter.
Copy New Files?
No
Yes
Figure 10-23. Copy New Files Box
3
4
From the Main Menu, press Esc to exit the program.
In the Save Configuration box, select Save and Quit. The
configuration data is saved in sys:\etc\configsf.ncf.
– If you do not want to not save the changes, select Quit
Without Saving, and then press Enter.
– To return to the Main Menu, select Return to Previous Menu,
and then press Enter.
5
At the system console prompt, type Down and then press
Enter.
6
Type Restart Server, and then press Enter. The server restarts
and opens the Failover Status screen, which must appear
before logging on clients or using the server console.
7
Continue to Viewing the System Status.
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DuraLAN Fast Ethernet NICs User’s Guide
Viewing the System Status
After installing Duralink64 Failover through fosetsf, you can view
the system status. This program automatically opens whenever you
restart the server.
To manually enter status, at the system console prompt, type: load
status. TheDuralink64 Failover status screen appears.
Netware Loadable Module
Duralink64 Failover/Stand alone Status
Failover Pairs/Ports
NIC
Transmit Kbps
Receive Kbps
Status
Adptsf3
ANA-62044
10234
5250
Adptsf4
ANA-62044
0
0
Adptsf5
ANA-62044
ANA-62044
12367
6150
ANA-62044
ANA-62044
0
10151
8305
0
5045
4055
ACTIVE
ACTIVE
ANA-62044
ANA-62044
5798
0
2708
0
ACTIVE
STANDBY
Adptsf6
Adptsf7
Adptsf8
Marcom
>Adptsf1
> Adptsf2
< F1> Help
© Copyright 1998, Adaptec Inc.
<F8> Refresh Interval
ACTIVE
DOWN
ACTIVE
IDLE
<ESC> to Exit.
Server Name --> [NAME]
Figure 10-24. Duralink64 Failover Status Screen
Note: This requires that the Failover software be loaded or
an error will occur. If you have not rebooted since you
installed the software, reboot and the above screen will
appear automatically.
This module can be used to identify the physical ports by
determining the status when unplugging network connections.
10-14
Duralink64 Failover for NetWare
Element Descriptions
A status screen is provided, showing the following information:
■
NIC model number.
■
Transmit Kbps (Kilobits per second) per port.
■
Receive Kbps per port.
■
The present status of all ports and Failover Pairs.
– ACTIVE: This port is currently used for data transfer, and is
connected with data being sent and/or received.
– IDLE: This port is currently used for data transfer, and is
connected with no data being sent or received.
– STANDBY: This port currently not used for data transfer,
and is connected with no data being sent or received.
– DOWN: Port is not connected, or the link is down.
F Keys
F1— provides on-line help for each screen.
F8— Changes the refresh interval. Refresh interval is a userselectable refresh cycle in seconds (default is 1 second). This is
the interval by which the utility will refresh the status.
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DuraLAN Fast Ethernet NICs User’s Guide
Modifying the Driver Configuration
After installing Duralink64 Failover for NetWare, use configsf to
add, remove, or change a configuration for Adaptec NIC drivers.
You will be familiar with the screens in this program since they are
similar to the ones in fosetsf.
1
At the system console prompt, type load configsf and then
press Enter.
2
In the message screen indicating that ports were
added/removed, press Esc.
3
Refer to Installing the NetWare Failover Driver, page 10-3 for
instructions.
10-16
Duralink64 Failover for NetWare
Removing Drivers
The following procedures are to be used if a new driver needs to be
installed to replace an existing driver.
Removing the Duralink64 Failover Driver
To remove the Duralink64 Failover Driver use the following steps:
1
2
Insert the Duralink64 Drivers For Netware diskette.
3
4
5
6
Select Failover from the Adaptec window.
At the system console prompt, type load a:\nwserver\setupsf
and press Enter.
In the Main Menu, select Uninstall Software, and press Enter.
In the Uninstall the Software box, select Yes and press Enter.
In the Main Menu, Press Esc to exit setupsf.
❒
10-17
▼ ▼ ▼ ▼
11
Duralink64 Port Aggregation
for NetWare
In this Chapter
Before you Begin
11-2
Note on NetWare
11-2
Installing the NetWare Port Aggregation Driver
11-3
Configuring Ports
11-4
Creating Port Aggregation Groups
11-6
Creating Fast EtherChannel Groups
11-9
Assigning Protocols
11-12
Verifying Configuration
11-15
Viewing System Status
11-17
Modifying Driver Configurations
11-18
Removing Drivers
11-19
This chapter provides instructions for configuring Duralink64 Port
Aggregation on a server running NetWare 4.x or NetWare 5.0.
11-1
DuraLAN Fast Ethernet NICs User’s Guide
Before you Begin
■
Verify that all system, memory, and NIC requirements are met,
see System Requirements on page 1-2.
■
Verify that the new Adaptec DuraLAN NIC(s) have been
installed properly in the server, see Chapter 3, DuraLAN NIC
Installation.
■
Check your system for installed DuraLAN NIC drivers. If a
DuraLAN Standard driver, Duralink64 Failover driver, or
Duralink64 Port Aggregation driver exists, it must be removed.
For information about driver removal see Removing Drivers on
page 9-12.
■
Verify that IntraNetWare Service Pack 6 or later is installed for
NetWare 4.11. This pack may be downloaded from:
http://suport.novell.com
Note on NetWare
When you are installing Adaptec DuraLAN NICs, it is a good idea
to document where each port physically resides in the server,
especially when two or more identical NICs exist. This is important
because ports are identified by generic port names, such as Adptsf1,
Adptsf2, Adptsf3, etc.
Port names are assigned to ports in the order that the system scans
these ports at boot time. Consequently, whenever you physically
rearrange the network cards, the port names change as well.
After you install Duralink64 Port Aggregation, use configsf to
reconfigure the drivers when necessary. (See Modifying Driver
Configurations on page 11-18.)
11-2
Duralink64 Port Aggregation for NetWare
Installing the NetWare Port Aggregation
Driver
If you are installing NetWare 4.x on a new server, do not add the
DuraLAN NIC at this time. When prompted to add the NIC, select
No, and then continue with the NetWare installation.
If you are installing NetWare 5.0 on a new server, please see Install of
Duralink64 Driver during NetWare 5.0 Operating System Installation on
page 9-3.
Note: This driver uses 32 receive buffers for each port.
Therefore, if you are using multiple ports, the number of
receive buffers must be increased.
Type load edit c:\nwserver\startup.ncf, and then insert the
following commands at the end of the file:
SET MINIMUM PACKET RECEIVE BUFFERS = 512
SET MAXIMUM PACKET RECEIVE BUFFERS = 1024
To install the Port Aggregation driver for NetWare follow these
steps:
1
2
3
Insert the Duralink64 Driver for NetWare 4.x/5.0 diskette.
At the system prompt, type: a:\nwserver\setupsf
Press Enter. The Select Driver window appears.
Figure 11-1. The Select Driver Window
4
5
Select Port Aggregation/FEC and press Enter.
6
Continue to Configuring Ports on page 11-4.
In the message indicating the New Adaptec NICs have been
detected, press Enter.
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Configuring Ports
1
In the Main Menu, select Configure Ports, and then press Enter.
Adaptec DuraLAN NIC Installation 4.2
Netware Loadable Module
Main Menu
Configure Ports
Set Groups
Configure Protocols
View Configuration
Install Software
Uninstall Software
Use arrow keys to move, <Enter> to Select, <ESC> to Exit.
© Copyright 1997, Adaptec Inc.
< F1> Help
< F10> Abort Install
Figure 11-2. Duralink64 Port Aggregation Setup Main Menu
2
In the Configuration Ports screen, make sure you know which
port names correspond to the actual ports in the server.
No.
Port Name
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Adptsf1
Adptsf2
Adptsf3
Adptsf4
Adptsf5
Adptsf6
Adptsf7
Adptsf8
NIC
ANA-62044/TX:[1]
ANA-62044/TX:[2]
ANA-62044/TX:[3]
ANA-62044/TX:[4]
ANA-62044/TX:[1]
ANA-62044/TX:[2]
ANA-62044/TX:[3]
ANA-62044/TX:[4]
Connection Type
Status
Autodetect (default)
Autodetect (default)
Autodetect (default)
Autodetect (default)
Autodetect (default)
Autodetect (default)
Autodetect (default)
Autodetect (default)
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Figure 11-3. In this scenario, 2 quad port NICs exist; thus, eight ports are
found. [1] is always the top port of a NIC.
11-4
Duralink64 Port Aggregation for NetWare
3
OPTIONAL. The Autodetect default detects which device the port is
connected to and adjusts the port speed and transmission mode
accordingly. Autodetect is recommended; however, to change the
connection type(s):
a Select the port, and then press Enter. (To select multiple
ports, select the port, and then press F5 one at a time.)
b In the Type of Connection menu, select the type, and
then press Enter. (Connection Types on page A-2 provides
descriptions.)
Type of Connection
No.
Port Name NIC
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Adptsf1
Adptsf2
Adptsf3
Adptsf4
Adptsf5
Adptsf6
Adptsf7
Adptsf8
ANA-62044/TX:[1]
ANA-62044/TX:[2]
ANA-62044/TX:[3]
ANA-62044/TX:[4]
ANA-62044/TX:[1]
ANA-62044/TX:[2]
ANA-62044/TX:[3]
ANA-62044/TX:[4]
Connection Type
Status
Autodetect (default)
Autodetect (default)
Enabled
10 Mbps/Half
Duplex
Autodetect (default)
Enabled
10 Mbps/Full
Duplex
Autodetect (default)
Enabled
100 Mbps/Half
Duplex
Autodetect (default)
Enabled
100 Mbps/Full
Duplex
Autodetect (default)
Enabled
Autodetect (default)
Enabled
Autodetect (default)
Enabled
Autodetect (default)
Enabled
Figure 11-4. Type of Connection Menu
4
OPTIONAL. Enabled is the status default. To disable a port,
select the port and then press Tab.
5
6
When you are finished, press Esc to return to the Main Menu.
Continue to Creating Port Aggregation Groups on page 11-6.
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Creating Port Aggregation Groups
After configuring ports, you may create Port Aggregation groups
using the following steps:
1
2
In the Main Menu, select Set Groups, and then press Enter.
In the List of Existing Groups box, press Ins to add a new
group.
List of Existing Grou
Groups
No groups currently exist
Figure 11-5. This message appears the first time
you add a new group.1
3
Select the group, and then press Enter.
List of Existing Grou
Groups
1. Group1
Figure 11-6. Group1 is the new group’s default name.
4
In the Group Configuration menu, select Add/Remove Ports,
and then press Enter.
List of Existing Grou
Groups
Group Name
Group1
1. Group1
Group Configuration
Add/Remove ports
Set group name
Set group type
Display existing ports
Figure 11-7. Group Configuration Menu
1
If you are in configsf, this message appears only when no groups are found.
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5
In the Existing Ports box, press Ins. The message No Ports
Present appears the first time you add a new group.
Existing Ports
No Ports Present
Figure 11-8. This message appears the first time
you add a new group.
6
In the Available Ports box, use F5 to select the ports for the new
group, and then press Enter.
Figure 11-9. For this scenario, three ports are selected for the new group.
7
Press Esc to return to the Group Configuration menu.
Existing Ports
1. Adptsf1
2. Adptsf2
3. Adptsf3
Figure 11-10. The selected ports are transferred to the Existing Ports box.
8
In the Group Configuration menu, select Group Type and
press Enter. The Group Type menu appears.
Figure 11-11. Group Type menu
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9
In the Group Type menu select, Adaptec Duralink Port
Aggregation and press Enter.
10 Press the Esc key to return to the Group Configuration menu.
11 OPTIONAL. setupsf automatically assigns a name to each new
group. For example, the first group=Group1. To assign a
unique name to a group:
a From the Group Configuration menu, select Set Group
Name, and then press Enter.
b In the Group Name box, type the group name, and then
press Enter.(This field allows up to 20 characters.)
Group Name
Marcom
List of Existing Grou
Groups
1
Marcom
Figure 11-12. This group will be called Marcom for the Marketing
Department’s network.
12 To create another group, repeat steps 2 through 11.
13 Press Esc until you return to the Main Menu.
14 Continue to Assigning Protocols on page 11-12.
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Creating Fast EtherChannel Groups
Fast EtherChannel supports either two or four ports. One, three, or
more than four ports are not acceptable. After configuring ports, you
may create Fast EtherChannel groups using the following steps:
1
2
In the Main Menu, select Set Groups, and then press Enter.
In the List of Existing Groups box, press Ins to add a new
group. The message No Ports Present appears the first time
you add a new group.
List of Existing Grou
Groups
No groups currently exist
Figure 11-13. This message appears the first time
you add a new group.1
3
Select the group, and then press Enter.
List of Existing Grou
Groups
1. Group1
Figure 11-14. Group1 is the new group’s default name.
4
In the Group Configuration menu, select Add/Remove ports,
and then press Enter. The Group Type menu appears.
Figure 11-15. Group Configuration Menu
1
If you are in configsf, this message appears only when no groups are found.
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5
In the Existing Ports box, press Ins. The message No Ports
Present appears the first time you add a new group.
Existing Ports
No Ports Present
Figure 11-16. This message appears the first time
you add a new group.
6
In the Available Ports box, use F5 to select the ports for the new
group, and then press Enter.
Figure 11-17. For this scenario, four ports are
selected for the new group.
7
Press Esc to return to the Group Configuration menu.
Figure 11-18. The selected ports are transferred
to the Existing Ports box.
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8
In the Group Configuration menu, select Group Type and
press Enter. The Group Type menu appears.
Figure 11-19. Group Type menu
9
In the Group Type menu select, Cisco Fast EtherChannel and
press Enter.
10 Press the Esc key to return to the Group Configuration menu.
11 OPTIONAL. setupsf automatically assigns a name to each new
group. For example, the first group=Group1. To assign a
unique name to a group:
a From the Group Configuration menu, select Set Group
Name, and then press Enter.
b In the Group Name box, type the group name, and then
press Enter.(This field allows up to 20 characters.)
Group Name
Marcom
List of Existing Grou
Groups
1
Marcom
Figure 11-20. This group will be called Marcom for the Marketing
Department’s network.
12 To create another group, repeat steps 2 through 11.
13 Press Esc until you return to the Main Menu.
14 Continue to Assigning Protocols on page 11-12.
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Assigning Protocols
You can assign the IP or IPX protocols to groups and stand-alone
ports. The IPX protocol supports the following frame types
simultaneously:
■
ETHERNET_802.2
■
ETHERNET_802.3
■
ETHERNET_II
■
ETHERNET_SNAP
IP supports either ETHERNET_II or ETHERNET_SNAP, but never both
at the same time.
1
In the Main Menu, select Configure Protocols, and then press
Enter.
2
In the List of Ports/Groups box, select the group or port, and
then press Enter. The virtual port— Marcom—requires one
protocol only.1
List of Ports / Groups
P=Port
1
2
3
4
5
6
P
P
P
P
P
G
Adptsf4
Adptsf5
Adptsf6
Adptsf7
Adptsf 8
Marcom (FEC)
G=Group
Figure 11-21. List of Ports/Groups Box
1
Refer to the List of Existing Groups box to verify which ports are assigned to a
particular group.
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3
In the List of Protocols box, select the protocol for the current
group/port, and then press Enter.
List of Protocols
IPX
IP
Figure 11-22. List of Protocols Box
– If you are configuring IPX:
a In the List of Frame Types box, select the frame type,
and then press Enter.
List of Frame Types
ETHERNET 802.2
ETHERNET 802.3
ETHERNET II
ETHERNET SNAP
Figure 11-23. Marcom will be bound
with ETHERNET 802.2.
b In the IPX Network Number box, type a unique IPX
network number, and then press Enter.
IPX Network Number
121212121
Figure 11-24. Example of an IPX network number.
c Repeat steps a and b for each frame type you wish to
use. A check indicates enabled frame types.
List of Frame Types
ETHERNET 802.2
ETHERNET 802.3
ETHERNET II
ETHERNET SNAP
Figure 11-25. Marcom and ETHERNET_802.2
are bound.
d Press Esc to return to the List of Protocols box.
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– If you are configuring IP:
a In the List of Frame Types box, select the frame type,
and then press Enter.
List of Frame Types
ETHERNET II
ETHERNET SNAP
Figure 11-26. List of Frame Types Box
b In the IP Parameters box, select Enter IP Address, and
then press Enter.
IP Parameters
Enter IP Address
Enter Subnet Mask
Figure 11-27. IP Parameters Box
c In the IP Address box, type the address number, and
then press Enter.
d In the IP Parameters box, select Enter Subnet Mask, and
then press Enter.
e In the IP Subnet Mask Number box, type the subnet
mask, and then press Enter.
f
Repeat steps a through e for each appropriate port or
group.
g Press Esc twice to return to the List of Protocols box.
4
Repeat steps 2 and 3 for any other group or port you wish to
configure.
5
6
Press Esc to return to the Main Menu.
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Continue to Verifying Configuration.
Duralink64 Port Aggregation for NetWare
Verifying Configuration
You should verify the current port configurations before saving
them to the server.
1
From the Main Menu, select View Configuration, and then
press Enter. The View Configuration screen appears.
Netware Loadable Module
Duralink Port Aggregation Setup
Interfaces
Adptsf4 P
Protocol
Frame
Adptsf5 P
No Protocols Configured
Adptsf6 P
No Protocols Configured
Adptsf7 P
No Protocols Configured
Adptsf8 P
No Protocols Configured
Marcom G
Adptsf1
Adptsf2
Adptsf3
Network
IP Address
No Protocols Configured
IPX
E_802.2
121212121
<ESC> to go back to the previous menu.
© Copyright 1998, Adaptec Inc.
< F1> Help
< F10> Abort Setup
Figure 11-28. View Configuration Screen
Figure 11-28 summarizes that currently five stand-alone ports
without configurations and one group named Marcom are
enabled.1 Marcom is made up of three ports: Adptsf1, Adaptsf2,
and Adapts3. The IPX protocol is assigned to Marcom using
ETHERNET_802.2 as the frame type and 121212121 as the IPX
Network Number.
2
3
1
Press Esc to return to the Main Menu.
Continue to Copying and Saving the Configuration.
If the ports or group were disabled, [Disabled] would appear next to the port/group
name.
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Copying and Saving the Configuration
Once you have established and verified all port and group
configurations in lbsetsf, you are ready to install program and
configuration related files to the server.
1
From the Main Menu, select Install Software, and then press
Enter.
2
In the Copy New Files box, select Yes, and then press Enter.
Copy New Files?
No
Yes
Figure 11-29. Copy New Files Box
3
4
From the Main Menu, press Esc to exit the program.
In the Save box, select Save and Quit to save the configuration
in sys:\etc\configsf.ncf and quit the program.
– If you do not want to save the changes, select Quit without
Saving, and then press Enter.
– If you wish to return to the Main Menu, select Return to
Previous Menu, and then press Enter.
5
Restart the server.
– In NetWare 4.x:
a At the system console prompt, type Down, and then
press Enter.
b Type Restart Server.
– In NetWare 5.0:
a At the system console prompt, type restart server, and
then press Enter.
6
11-16
Continue to Viewing System Status on page 11-17.
Duralink64 Port Aggregation for NetWare
Viewing System Status
Once you have installed Duralink64 Port Aggregation using lbsetsf,
you can view the system status in the System Status screen. This program opens automatically whenever you restart the server.
■
To manually enter the Status screen, at the system console
prompt type:
load status
Netware Loadable Module
Duralink64 Port Aggregation Status 4.2
Groups/Ports
NIC
Transmit Kbps
Load Perc.
Status
Adptsf4
ANA-62044
10234
100
ACTIVE
Adptsf5
Adptsf6
Adptsf7
Adptsf8
ANA-62044
ANA-62044
ANA-62044
ANA-62044
0
12367
10151
8305
0
100
100
100
DOWN
ACTIVE
ACTIVE
ACTIVE
Marcom G
Adptsf1
Adptsf2
Adptsf3
ANA-62044
ANA-62044
ANA-62044
5798
5798
0
0
100
100
0
0
ACTIVE
IDLE
DOWN
< F1> Help
<F8> Refresh Interval
© Copyright 1998, Adaptec Inc.
<ESC> to Exit.
Server Name --> [NAME]
Figure 11-30. Data sample provided in the System Status
screen.
System Status Data
■
Adaptec NIC model number
■
Total Kilobits/second (Kbps) transmitted per port (stand-alone
and group). Total Kbps transmitted per group. The Kbps sum
of aggregated ports in a group equals the total Kbps
transmitted by their group.
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■
Percentage of transmit load carried by each port in a load
balancing group. The percentage for a stand-alone port is
always 100%. The percentage for a group is calculated as a
percentage of bytes transmitted by the port over bytes
transmitted by the group for a fixed period of time. (Use F8 to
adjust time intervals.)
■
The present status of all ports and groups.
– DOWN is displayed, f a link is down.
– ACTIVE is displayed, if the link is up and has transmitted
data within a time interval.
– IDLE is displayed, if the link is up but the port has not
transmitted any data within the time interval.
Setting Time Intervals
By default, the System Status screen refreshes every second. You
may change the time interval using F8.
Modifying Driver Configurations
Once Duralink64 Port Aggregation is installed, use configsf to add,
remove, or change a driver configuration for an Adaptec DuraLAN
NIC.You will be familiar with the screens in this program since they
are similar to the ones in lbsetsf.
1
2
At the system console prompt, type load configsf.
3
Once you have opened configsf, refer to Configuring Ports for
more instructions.
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In the message screen indicating that ports were
added/removed, press Esc.
Duralink64 Port Aggregation for NetWare
Removing Drivers
The following procedures are to be used if a new driver needs to be
installed to replace an existing driver.
Removing the Duralink64 Port Aggregation
Driver
To remove the Duralink64 Port Aggregation Driver use the
following steps:
1
2
Insert the Duralink64 Drivers For Netware disk.
3
4
5
6
Select Port Aggregation from the Adaptec window.
At the system console prompt, type load a:\nwserver\setupsf
and press Enter.
In the Main Menu, select Uninstall Software, and press Enter.
In the Uninstall the Software box, select Yes and press Enter.
In the Main Menu, Press Esc to exit setupsf.
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12
Installing Duralink64
NetWare Client
In This Chapter
Installing Novell Client32
12-2
Connecting Clients to the NetWare Failover
Server
12-6
Connecting Clients to the NetWare Port
Aggregation Server
12-7
This chapter provides instructions for installing Duralink64 on a
NetWare client.
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Installing Novell Client32
DOS
This section provides instructions on installing the ADPTSF 32-bit
driver for Novell Client32 using the ODI driver. Please note that
DuraLAN products do not support 16-bit drivers.
1
Download the latest version of Novell NetWare Client32 via
the Novell web site, www.novell.com.
2
3
4
5
Start DOS.
6
When you are done, you may confirm settings in startnet.bat.
Insert your Novell NetWare Client32 package.
Type install and then press Enter.
Follow the instructions on your screen. Please refer to Selecting
Options if you are not sure which option to select.
Note: This installation setup assigns settings to one port
only. To assign settings to multiple ports, you must edit
startnet.bat. See Editing startnet.bat on page 12-4.
12-2
Installing Duralink64 NetWare Client
Selecting Options
This section provides the option you must choose in a given screen.
These screens vary depending on which NetWare Client32 package
you are using.
Screen
Name/Message
Option
Client Installation
Choose either NetWare Client32 for DOS and
Windows 3.1x or IntranetWare
DOS/Windows for DOS/Windows.
Driver Type
Choose 32-Bit.
32-Bit Network Board
Drivers
Choose User Specified 32 Bit Driver. Do not
choose Adaptec PCI Ethernet Driver Failover!
When asked to insert
the NetWare Client32
for DOS/Windows
3.1x
32-bit disk
Insert the Duralan Driver for NetWare 4.X
(disk 2 of 2), and then type a:\nwserver.
32-Bit Network Board
Drivers
Choose Adaptec DuraLAN Network
Adapters.
Settings for Adaptec
DuraLAN Network
Adapter
Set IOMAP to 1.
Set Connection Type to Autodetect Default or
None.
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Editing startnet.bat
To assign multiple ports, follow these steps:
1
2
Load c:\novell\client32\adptsf.lan.
In startnet.bat, type slot=[port slot number] at the end of
each line. The following example shows the setting assigned
to port 1:
iomap=1 Frame=ETHERNET_802.2 slot=1
3
For the next port, enter
iomap=1 Frame=[frame type] slot=[port slot number]
To assign multiple frame types, repeat this step changing the
frame type setting.
4
5
6
Repeat step 3 for each additional port.
Save your changes.
Exit startnet.bat.
Connecting Clients to the NetWare Server
Connecting clients to the NetWare Duralink64 server requires the
NDIS driver. Do not use an ODI driver! See the appropriate section:
■
Connecting Clients to the NetWare Failover Server on page 12-6.
■
Installing the NetWare Port Aggregation Driver on page 11-3.
12-4
Installing Duralink64 NetWare Client
Windows
This section describes how to install the ADPTSF 32-bit driver for
Novell Client32. Please note that Adaptec does not support 16-bit
drivers.
Note: This procedure requires the NDIS driver with
Client32. Do not use an ODI driver!
1
If you are using Windows NT 4.0, install the Microsoft
Windows NT Service Pack 3 or later and then restart the
system.
2
Install the DuraLAN Standard driver. Instructions are
provided in Installing the NetWare Standard Driver on page 9-4.
3
Install the Client32 software, see your Novell documentation
for instructions.
Connecting Clients to the NetWare Server
Connecting clients to the NetWare Duralink64 server requires the
NDIS driver. Do not use an ODI driver! See the appropriate section:
■
Installing the NetWare Failover Driver on page 10-3.
■
Installing the NetWare Port Aggregation Driver on page 11-3.
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Connecting Clients to the NetWare
Failover Server
For optimum performance of NetWare Duralink64 Failover, all
clients (any brand) should increase their IPX retry count.
■
For DOS clients using VLM or Novell Client32
Type the following lines in net.cfg (indent the second line):
protocol ipx
ipx retry count = 255
■
For Windows 95 Clients using Novell Client32
From the Control Panel, locate NetWare Clients, and then enter
255 under the IPX retry count in the IPX 32-bit Protocol tab.
■
For Windows NT Clients using Novell Client32
Set the IPX retry count in the registry in NetWareWorkstation
Parameters. Use the following steps:
a From the DOS prompt, type regedit to enter the Registry
Editor.
b
c
d
e
f
g
h
i
j
k
l
12-6
Double-click hkey_local_machine.
Double-click System.
Double-click CurrentControlSet.
Double-click Services.
Double-click NetWare Workstation.
Double-click Parameters.
Double-click Retry Count to enter the Edit DWORD Value
menu.
Change base to decimal, and then change value data to 255.
Click OK.
Close the Registry Editor.
Restart the system.
Installing Duralink64 NetWare Client
Connecting Clients to the NetWare
Port Aggregation Server
For optimum performance of NetWare Duralink64 Port
Aggregation, all clients (any brand) should increase their IPX retry
count.
■
For DOS clients using VLM or Novell Client32
Type the following lines in net.cfg (indent the second line):
protocol ipx
ipx retry count = 255
■
For Windows 95 Clients using Novell Client32
From the Control Panel, locate NetWare Clients, and then enter
255 under the IPX retry count in the IPX 32-bit Protocol tab.
■
For Windows NT Clients using Novell Client32
Set the IPX retry count in the registry in NetWare Workstation
Parameters. Use the following steps:
a From the DOS prompt, type regedit to enter the Registry
Editor.
b
c
d
e
f
g
h
i
j
k
l
Double-click hkey_local_machine.
Double-click System.
Double-click CurrentControlSet.
Double-click Services.
Double-click NetWare Workstation.
Double-click Parameters.
Double-click Retry Count to enter the Edit DWORD Value
menu.
Change base to decimal, and then change value data to 255.
Click OK.
Close the Registry Editor.
Restart the system.
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Part 5
Appendices
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A
Cables and LEDs
This section is not intended to be an exhaustive explanation of
connecting Ethernet networks but will provide some useful
information on cabling suitable for Adaptec DuraLAN NICs.
The following table outlines the two cable specifications of IEEE
802.3u: 100BASE-TX and 100BASE-FX.
100BASE-TX
100BASE-FX
Cable
supported
CAT 5 UTP
62.5/125
multimode fiber
Number of
cable pairs
2
1
Node-torepeater cabling
distance
100 meters
137 meters
Node-to-switch
to full duplex
100 meters
2000 meters
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Connection Types
Here are some of the possible connection type options given when
configuring NICs. The options vary depending which operating
system the NIC is being configured on.
■
Autodetect Default Connection
Detects the cable type, optimal line speed, and duplexity for
the specific Adaptec PCI NIC model in use. This is the default
and recommended connection type.
■
10 Mbps UTP/Half Duplex
Forces the connection to 10 Mbps in Half Duplex mode.
■
100 Mbps TX/Half Duplex
Forces the connection to 100 Mbps in Half Duplex mode.
■
10 Mbps UTP/Full Duplex
Forces the connection to 10 Mbps in Full Duplex mode.
■
100 MbpsTX/Full Duplex
Forces the connection to 100 Mbps in Full Duplex mode.
Full Duplex Support
To implement Full Duplex on your network, you need both a NIC
and a switch that supports Full Duplex. Full Duplex support allows
a NIC to send and receive data at the same time, doubling available
bandwidth.
Note: Full Duplex can also be enabled point-to-point with a
crossover cable instead of a switch.
Installation instructions in this user’s guide describe how to enable
Full Duplex. Additional information can be found in the readme.txt
files. Adaptec PCI TX NICs support Full Duplex at both 10 Mbps
and 100 Mbps.
A-2
Cables and LEDs
Cable Requirements
Cable requirements for Adaptec DuraLAN NICs vary according to
network speed, cabling standard, and the connector to be used. The
table below identifies appropriate cabling, based on these variables.
The table applies to both Half Duplex and Full Duplex (for selected
models) environments.
NIC
Connector
10 Mbps
100 Mbps
Cable
Pins Used
TX Adapters
RJ-45
CAT 3,4,5
UTP
CAT 5 UTP,
1,2,3, 6
FX Adapters
ST
N/A
62.5/125
micron
multimode
fiber
N/A
SC
N/A
62.5/125
micron
multimode
fiber
N/A
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Straight-through Cable
The majority of twisted-pair environments use twisted-pair cables
that are wired straight-through. This means that each pin of the
modular plug connector is wired to the same pin on the opposite
end of the cable (i.e., pin 1 is wired to pin 1). Straight-through cables
connect workstations and servers to repeaters and switches. Cables
for 100BASE-TX use two pairs (pins 1, 2, 3, and 6).
1 23 4 5 6 7 8
1 23 4 5 6 7 8
Pins used for TX
Figure A-1. Straight-through Cable
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Cables and LEDs
Pinout and Color Requirements
Straight-through Cable - 10BASE-T or 100BASE-TX
Pin
Colors - Both Ends
1
Orange White
2
Orange
3
Green White
4
Blue
5
Blue White
6
Green
7
Brown White
8
Brown
Diagnostics Loop-Back Cable
The following pin-outs are used for Diagnostics external and
autonegotiation tests. Refer to the Diagnostic Tests on page D-3.
1 23 4 5 6 7 8
Figure A-2. Loop-back Cable
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Diagnostic LEDs
Diagnostic Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) provide information about
link status (ls) and network activity (act). The figure below shows
the locations of LEDs for each board. See the descriptions on the
following page for details on each LED display.
Speed100
Speed100
act
act
Speed10
Speed10
ANA-62011
ANA-69011
Speed100, p1
act, p1
Speed10, p1
act, p1
act, p2
Speed100, p2
act, p2
Speed10, p2
act, p3
ls, p1
ls, p2
ls, p3
ls, p4
act, p4
ANA-62022
ANA-62044
Figure A-3. act = network activity, p = port, ls = link status
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Cables and LEDs
LED Functions
For ANA-69011, ANA-62011, and ANA-62022:
■
Speed100
The Speed100 LED is green. When ON, it indicates that a valid
100 Mbps link has been made.
■
Speed10
The Speed10 LED is green. When ON, it indicates that a valid
10 Mbps link has been made. When OFF, no 10 Mbps link has
been made.
■
ACT
The ACT LED is amber. The ACT LED lights up to signal the
presence of incoming or outgoing traffic.
For ANA-62044:
■
LS
When ON and green, it indicates that a valid 100 Mbps link has
been made. When ON and amber, it indicates that a valid 10
Mbps link has been made. When OFF, no valid link has been
made.
■
ACT
The ACT LED is amber. The ACT LED lights up to signal the
presence of incoming or outgoing traffic.
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B
Troubleshooting Tips
This appendix explains how to troubleshoot problems with your
DuraLAN NIC. If your NIC is not functioning properly, first make
sure that it was set up according to instructions in this User’s Guide.
1
Verify that your NIC is installed properly and configured
correctly, see Chapter 3, DuraLAN NIC Installation.
2
Verify that your network is properly cabled and the NIC is
properly connected (see Connecting the Network Cable on
page 3-6 and Appendix A, Cables and LEDs).
3
Verify that the DuraLAN driver is installed correctly
(see Part 2, Installing the DuraLAN NIC, or Part 3, The
DuraLink64 Driver for Windows).
4
Verify that you are using the latest BIOS for your computer,
and the latest DuraLAN driver.
5
Verify that your cable, terminators, and connectors are
functioning properly, or install the NIC in a different slot.
6
See Adaptec Technical Support and Services on page ii if you still
have trouble.
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Isolating Faulty Hardware
If the problem persists, try the following:
■
Replace the NIC with the same type of Adaptec NIC which is
known to work. If the new NIC functions properly, the
problem is related to the original NIC.
■
Install the NIC in another functioning computer and run the
tests again. If the NIC works in this machine, the problem is
related to one of three areas:
– The computer is faulty
– There is a hardware conflict
– There are problems with the cables or connectors
Troubleshooting
Use the following table to help answer common questions. For more
information on FAQs, see the www.adaptec.com support site.
Symptom
Solution
Adaptec NIC is
conflicting with an
installed PCI SCSI
Adapter.
Configure the NIC and SCSI adapters to use
different interrupts via BIOS, System
Configuration Utility (SCU), or EISA
Configuration Utility (ECU) provided by
the system vendor.
Workstations cannot
connect to the NetWare
server.
■
■
Make sure the workstation and server are
using the same frame type.
Add the following two lines to the NetWare Server startup.ncf file:
set minimum packet receive buffers=512
set maximum packet receive buffers=1024
■
Error messages during
NetWare Driver
installation.
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For Failover and Port Aggregation NetWare servers, verify that IPX retry count=
255 is on each workstation. See Connecting Clients to the NetWare Failover Server
on page 12-6.
Install NetWare service pack 6(iwsp6) or
later, select ODI 3.31 specification, and then
install the DuraLAN NIC driver.
Troubleshooting Tips
Symptom
Solution
Driver fails to load or
fails to recognize the
DuraLAN NIC
Check the BIOS settings. Sometimes the bus
master is disabled by default; therefore,
enable the bus master.
Persistent problems with
an adapter card set to
IRQ 15.
This occurs in Novell NetWare. Either
disable IRQ 15 or change the Adaptec
DuraLAN NIC to another interrupt. Please
refer to your Novell documentation.
System hangs at boot up.
Make sure the DuraLAN NIC is seated
properly in the PCI slot.
Check your system vendor for the latest
BIOS.
LED does not light when
running autonegotiation
in the Diagnostics utility.
Use a loop-back cable, see Diagnostics LoopBack Cable on page A-5.
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Configuring the BIOS
Your system BIOS may determine available NIC resources and
configure the Adaptec PCI NICs automatically. However,
depending on your system, you may need to configure the PCI
BIOS. To do this, enter your computer BIOS Setup and select
Advanced Settings from the Main Menu. Make sure the following
settings are made (your BIOS may not match the following options
exactly):
Option
Setting
PCI Slot Enabled
Enable all PCI slots in your system.
Bus Mastering
Enable PCI bus mastering for the slot(s) to be used
by the NICs.
PCI INTA
For the 6x011, assign an interrupt (10, 11, 12, etc.) to
PCI Interrupt Vector A.
PCI INTA-B
For the 6x022, assign an interrupt (10,11, 12, etc.) to
PCI Interrupt Vector A or B.
PCI INTA-D
For the 6x044, assign an interrupt (10,11, 12, etc.) to
PCI Interrupt Vector A - D.
PCI Bus Latency
Set to a value between 40 and 80.
Two-and-four port NICs use a PCI-to-PCI bridge chip. If your
system’s BIOS does not support the PCI-to-PCI bridge chip these
NICs will not be configured properly. Contact your computer
manufacturer to obtain a new BIOS version that supports the PCI-toPCI bridge chip.
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Troubleshooting Tips
Frequently Asked Questions
Duralink64 Software And DuraLAN NICs General Questions
1
What is Duralink64 v4.2 software?
Adaptec's innovative Duralink64 software includes
Duralink64 standalone drivers, Port Aggregation, Failover,
and Server Manager software and is supported by Adaptec's
DuraLAN 32 and 64-bit NICs. Duralink Port Aggregation
software makes it possible to aggregate the outbound
bandwidth of 2 to 12 Fast Ethernet ports into one virtual
network interface for up to 1.2 Gbps of total throughput per
workgroup. Duralink64 Failover Software offers FDDI-like
port resiliency for optimum availability, and safe, fault-tolerant
Fast Ethernet networks. Duralink Server Manager is a robust
utility that uses standard protocols, and graphically displays
the status of each Adaptec NIC attached to the server.
2
How do the standalone, Port Aggregation, and Failover
drivers differ?
The Duralink64 standalone driver is the minimum software
required for DuraLAN NICs. Duralink64 Port Aggregation
software groups up to 12 Fast Ethernet ports onto a single
aggregated connection operating up to 1.2 Gbps per
workgroup. Duralink Failover software is an application that
automatically reacts to preserve a network connection if an
Ethernet link fails.
3
Which Adaptec NICs support the Duralink64 v4.2 software
suite?
Adaptec's Duralink64 standalone drivers, Port Aggregation,
Failover and Server Manager is supported by the
ANA-69011/TX, ANA-62011/TX, ANA-62022, and
ANA-62044.
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4
Can I use the Adaptec Duralink64 v4.2 software with NICS
from other vendors?
Duralink64 v4.2 software only works with Adaptec PCI 10/100
DuraLAN NICs but is fully interoperable with other products
from other vendors.
5
Which protocols work with Duralink64 v4.2 software and my
DuraLAN NICs?
TCP/IP and NetBEUI under Windows NT and TCP/IP and
IPX/SPX under NetWare.
6
Does Duralink64 v4.2 software or the DuraLAN NICs support
AppleTalk?
No
7
Does Duralink64 v4.2 or my DuraLAN NIC support routing?
Routing functionality is provided by network operating
systems, and not by NICs themselves. The NIC can be used
with server operating systems (like Novell NetWare and
Windows NT) that support routing.
8
What is the difference between the Duralink64 v4.2 and
Duralink v3.0 software?
Duralink64 v4.2 is the software written for Adaptec's
DuraLAN ASIC (used on the ANA-69011/TX,
ANA-62011/TX, ANA-62022, and ANA-62044). Duralink v3.0
is the software written for Adaptec's legacy NICs based on the
DEC/Intel ASICs (used on the ANA-6911A/XX,
ANA-6922A/XX, and ANA-6944A &B/XX.
9
Can I use the Duralink64 v4.2 software with the legacy
Adaptec DEC-based NICs?
No. The Duralink64 v4.2 software is written only for the new
Adaptec DuraLAN NICs and will not support the legacy
Adaptec DEC-based NICs. You can use both cards in one
system if you load both the Duralink64 v4.2 and Duralink v3.0
software. However, you can not mix and match Adaptec
legacy DEC-based cards and Adaptec DuraLAN cards in a
single port aggregation or failover group.
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Troubleshooting Tips
Duralink64 v4.2 Failover Software Questions
1
What is Duralink64 Failover software?
Duralink64 Failover software is a network device application
that automatically reacts to preserve a network connection
when an Ethernet link fails. Duralink64 Failover supports
mission-critical applications by activating a standby link in the
event of failure, providing increased uptime and maintaining
server availability. The driver establishes an active and a hotstandby link. Once the active link goes down, the standby one
becomes active. The standby link is activated when the
following conditions occur on the primary link: link loss, the
driver loses contact with the NIC's “keep alive” mechanism,
abnormal hardware interrupt occurs, the port becomes unable
to transmit for a specified time, or abnormal send and receive
counters occur, such as too many collisions or errors on the
segment.
2
Which protocols work with Duralin64 Failover?
TCP/IP and NetBEUI under Windows NT and TCP/IP and
IPX/SPX under NetWare.
3
Is Duralink64 software interoperable/compatible with other
vendors' NICs and network devices?
Duralink software only works with Adaptec DuraLAN NICs
but is fully interoperable with network devices (such as
switches and hubs) from other vendors.
4
Does Duralink64 Failover work with a switch or a hub?
Duralink64 Failover works with any switch or any hub.
5
How many ports can I configure for the failover group?
Two ports per failover group. Within each group, only one port
can be used as the primary or active port and only one port can
be used as the backup or standby port.
6
What happens during failover?
The driver momentarily halts data transmission, does error
checking, transfers the MAC address of the primary port to the
backup port, enables the backup port for data transmissions,
and continues to transmit data on the backup port.
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7
If I have the Duralin64 standalone drivers installed and want
to install the Failover drivers, what do I need to do?
You must uninstall or remove the Duralink64 standalone
drivers and reboot the system. Then you can install the
Duralink64 Failover drivers.
Duralink64 v4.2 Port Aggregation Software
Questions
1
What is Duralink64 Port Aggregation software?
Adaptec's Duralink64 Port Aggregation technology builds
upon standards-based Fast Ethernet to provide network
managers a reliable high-speed solution for the network
backbone. Duralink64 Port Aggregation software groups up to
12 Fast Ethernet ports onto a single aggregated connection
operating up to 1.2 Gbps per workgroup. See the Port
Aggregation white paper on the Adaptec web site
(http://www.adaptec.com).
2
What are the key benefits of Duralink64 Port Aggregation
software?
– Network scalability
– Increases bandwidth by adding ports
– Allows segmentation of the network as needed by grouping
ports
– Adds fault tolerance by design
3
What applications or environments call for Duralink64 Port
Aggregation?
Applications or environments that require Duralink64 Port
Aggregation include servers that have large numbers of clients
or download large amounts of data, such as application and
video servers.
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Troubleshooting Tips
4
How does Duralink64 Port Aggregation work?
For all protocols, Duralink64 Port Aggregation effectively
balances transmit traffic among all ports of an aggregation
group. The Port Aggregation driver assigns a primary port to
the aggregation group and the protocol binds to that port. To
the protocol, the primary port is the only port. However, the
driver uses all the ports in the group to transmit packets to the
clients. Packets are generally received by the server via the
primary port, but in the case of NetBEUI, all ports receive and
transmit.
Duralink64 Port Aggregation requires connection to a switch
in order for the ports to be aggregated as one logical link
5
How does the failover portion of Duralink64 Port Aggregation
work?
Network fault tolerance means that a specific portion of the
network is able to tolerate a failure. Fault tolerance is a built-in
feature of the Duralink64 Port Aggregation product because
there are at least two contributing members of each
aggregation group. It is highly improbable that the server
connection will fail in this context.
If one port fails, the duties associated with the failed port are
redistributed to other members of the aggregation group. If the
primary port fails, another member of the group is assigned
the primary port's MAC address, minimizing impact to routers
and their routing tables. If the primary port comes back online,
the primary port's address is reassigned back to the primary
port.
6
What NICs support Duralink64 Port Aggregation?
Adaptec's ANA-69011/TX, ANA-62011/TX, ANA-62022, and
ANA-62044 NICs support Duralink64 Port Aggregation.
7
Which network switches support Duralink64 Port
Aggregation?
Duralink64 Port Aggregation has been tested with all the
leading vendors' switches. Duralink64 Port Aggregation
requires connection to a switch in order for the ports to be
aggregated as one logical link.
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8
Which protocols and operating systems work with Duralink64
Port Aggregation?
Adaptec's Port Aggregation driver works with TCP/IP and
NetBEUI under Windows NT and TCP/IP and IPX/SPX under
NetWare.
9
Does Duralink64 Port Aggregation support multiple VLANs?
Only one VLAN is supported per aggregated group or per
port.
10 How does Duralink64 Port Aggregation compare to Cisco's
Fast EtherChannel?
Both Duralink64 Port Aggregation and Cisco's Fast
EtherChannel are proprietary. Cisco's Fast EtherChannel
focuses on increasing bandwidth between Cisco switches
while Adaptec's Port Aggregation focuses on increasing
bandwidth between server and switch connections, to increase
server availability to clients. Each port on Cisco's Fast
EtherChannel module can be configured to Fast EtherChannel
mode or Fast Ethernet mode. (Fast EtherChannel mode allows
you to group up to four ports from one Fast EtherChannel
module to another Fast EtherChannel module in different
Cisco switches.)
11 Does Duralink64 Port Aggregation support Cisco's Fast
EtherChannel?
Yes.
12 Where can I learn more about Duralink64 Port Aggregation?
Go to the Adaptec web site at: http://www.adaptec.com.
Duralink64 v4.2 Windows NT - General
Questions
1
Which service pack has been tested with DuraLAN and
Duralink Failover 4.0 drivers?
Windows NT Service Pack 3 (SP3). Microsoft generally
recommends installing SP3 on all NT systems. Before installing
duralink64 v4.2 software, be sure to install SP3.
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Troubleshooting Tips
Note: Duralink64 software may not work properly with SP1 or
SP2.
2
Where are the NT drivers on the diskette?
The standalone drivers are at the root directory (a:\). The
Failover drivers are in the a:\NtFailover\i386 directory.
3
Does Duralink64 v4.2 support Novell's 32-bit client for
Windows NT?
Yes. However, connecting clients to the NetWare Duralink64
server requires the NDIS driver. Do not use an ADI driver. See
the User's Guide Windows NT Installation section for details.
4
How can I determine the status of a failover group under
Windows NT?
You can view the status of any failover group using the status
screen (Control Panel, Network Adapters, Status tab).
5
Do the Duralink64 v4.2 Failover drivers support Appletalk
under Windows NT?
No.
Duralink64 v4.2 Windows 95 and Windows 98 General Questions
Windows 95
1
How do I install Duralink64 v4.2 software on my Windows 95
system?
First, you must determine which version of Windows 95 is
installed on your system, OSR1 or OSR2. Right Click on My
Computer and select Properties. You should see Windows 95
on the screen and 00.950 x under it. The A represents OSR1.
The B represents OSR2.
2
Which Duralink64 software should I use with Windows 95
OSR1?
Use the software on the disk in the directory labeled Win95a
(a:\win95a).
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3
Which Duralink64 software should I use with Windows 95
OSR2?
Use the software at the root directory on the disk (a:\).
4
Does Duralink64 v4.2 support Novell's 32-bit client for
Windows 95?
Yes. However, connecting clients to the NetWare Duralink64
server requires the NDIS driver. Do not use an ADI driver. See
the User's Guide Windows 95 Installation section for details.
Windows 98
1
How do I install Duralink64 v4.2 software on my Windows 98
system?
Follow the standard Windows 98 Hardware Installation
procedure using the Have Disk option.
Duralink64 v4.2 NetWare - General Questions
1
I used Load Install to try to load my NIC and it's not working.
What do I do?
For standalone, Failover, or Port Aggregation drivers, use
Setupsf from the Duralink64 v4.2 NetWare diskette.
2
What version of the service pack do I need for Duralink64 v4.2
software?
Use service pack 6 and ODI 3.31 patches for NetWare 4.11 for
all DuraLAN drivers. If these patches are not applied to
NetWare before installing DuraLAN drivers, the drivers will
not work.
3
What do I do when upgrading from Duralink64 v4.2
standalone drivers to Duralink64 v4.2 Failover drivers?
Use setupsf to remove existing standalone drivers from the
system. Use Setupsf from the Duralink64 v4.2 NetWare
diskette to install the new Failover drivers.
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Troubleshooting Tips
4
It's not clear what should be done from the Failover Setup
Menu. How do I configure the ports?
To install the Duralink64 v4.2 Failover software on NetWare
v4.11 or v4.2, use Setupsf from the Duralink64 v4.2 NetWare
diskette. At the main menu, select Failover, then, Configure
Ports, Set Failover Pairs, Configure Protocols, Install Software
and then Save and Exit. Make sure you follow this sequence
and end with Save and Exit. The Save and Exit function
modifies the autoexec.ncf file so that the Failover software is
loaded each time you boot the server.
5
How do I install Duralink64 v4.2 Failover or Port Aggregation
if I currently have the Duralink64 v4.2 standalone drivers
installed?
The setupsf file is used only when installing and uninstalling
Duralink64 v4.2 Failover or Port Aggregation software. The
Configsf file is also used after installation for changing the
failover configuration.
6
Does Duralink64 v4.2 support Novell's 32-bit client for
Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows NT?
Yes. However, connecting clients to the NetWare Duralink64
server requires the NDIS driver. Do not use an ODI driver. See
the User's Guide Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows NT
Installation sections for details.
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Duralink SNMP Agents
Windows NT and NetWare SNMP agents are provided to support
failover and port aggregation capabilities. These agents handle
standard port configurations, Failover pairs, and Port Aggregation.
Use of the agents allow remote monitoring from any standard
network management station with SNMP (version 1) support.
The following information is provided:
■
Information group—containing card, port, and interface
counts.
■
Interface statistics table—listing characteristics and summary
statistics for individual port interfaces, failover groups, and
multiple port load balancing groups.
■
Port statistics table—listing all ports grouped by interface and
providing characteristics and statistics for each individual
port. Port 1 in any multiple group is always the port that is
available to be bound to protocol stacks.
■
Card information table—describing each Adaptec network
card on the system.
■
Card port information table—sorted by network card listing
all ports and the interface to which they are assigned.
■
Trap definition—for traps that are generated when the status
of any port changes.
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Monitoring the NICs by SNMP
The duralink.mib file must be compiled on the SNMP Management
station to manage the NICs. This file is located on the Duralink64 for
Windows diskette, in the snmpmibs directory. Please refer to the
Duralink Manager Server User’s Guide.
SNMP Support
The message !SNMP service is not installed will appear during the
installation and configuration of NT if SNMP service is not installed.
If SNMP functionality is not desired, ignore this message. If SNMP
is desired, install SNMP Service using the Windows NT CD, and
then reinstall service pack 3.
The driver installation enables an SNMP agent to provide
management information to the SNMP management station. The
agent supports both the DuraLAN and older EMPCI NICs.
However, if you install your EMPCI drivers after the DuraLAN
installation, management information is restricted to the EMPCI
configuration.
The MIB file used for your SNMP management console or when
using the Duralink Server Manager is located in the following
directory: a:\snmpmibs\duralink.mib. After compiling this file on an
SNMP management station you will then receive traps or events
relative to the DuraLAN network adapter.
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The Diagnostics Utility
Your Adaptec DuraLAN NIC is supplied with a DOS diagnostics
utility which is found on the LAN and Duralink64 Failover Drivers
NetWare disk. Use the diagnostics utility to check the functionality
of your DuraLAN NICs.
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Running the Diagnostics
From the Hard Drive
Use the following steps to run the Diagnostics utility from your hard
drive:
1
Make sure himem.sys and emm386.exe are currently in
config.sys and that files=30 is present.
If they are not, add the following lines to the top of the config.sys
file:
device=c:\dos\himem.sys
device=c:\dos\emm386.exe /noems
files=30
Type the path to the DOS programs if it is not found in c:\dos.
2
3
Create a directory for the diagnostics on your hard drive.
4
At the DOS prompt, type go_diags and then press Enter.
Copy all files in this directory to the new diagnostics directory
of the hard drive.
Note: The easiest way of testing a DuraLAN NIC is running
the Selftest.
From the Floppy Drive
To prepare a DOS diagnostics boot diskette, use the following steps:
1
2
3
Create a bootable DOS diskette.
4
5
Start the system from the floppy diskette.
D-2
Copy the DOS files himem.sys and emm386.exe to the diskette.
Copy all the files in this directory to the root directory of the
DOS boot diskette.
At the DOS prompt, type go_diags and then press Enter.
The Diagnostics Utility
Tip: The easiest way of testing a DuraLAN NIC is running
the Selftest.
Diagnostic Tests
The following table lists the tests which can be run on the Adaptec
DuraLAN Fast Ethernet NIC(s). The diagnostics commands are case
sensitive, please type these commands as they appear in the table.
Command
Test
selftest
Verifies a variety of card functions. You should
run this test first to isolate common errors.
port X
Specifies the port you want to test. If more than
one DuraLAN NIC is installed, remove all cards
and then test one card at a time.
display
Displays values of all chip registers.
loop
Performs multiple tests consecutively. At the last
line before you run the tests, type end.
For example:
Loop>port 1
Loop>selftest
Loop>port 2
Loop>selftest
Loop>end
eeprom
Tests contents of serial eeprom and displays it on
screen.
exit
Exits the diagnostics utility.
hbi_slave
Tests slave accesses, checks serial eeprom, and
checks register accesses to the chip.
hbi_dma
Checks dma transfers to and from the board.
mac
Tests registers and various functions of Ethernet
controller.
address_filter
Tests ethernet packet filtering capabilities.
internal_10_mac
Tests internal loop-back at 10 Mbps within the
chip.
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Command
Test
internal_100_mac
Test internal loop-back at 100 Mbps within the
chip.
internal_10_phy
Tests loop-back from the physical device at
10 Mbps.
internal_100_phy
Tests loop-back from the physical device at
100 Mbps.
external_10
This test requires a loop-back cable. It tests the
loop-back from the cable at 10 Mbps.
external_100
This test requires a loop-back cable. It tests the
loop-back from the cable at 100 Mbps.
autonegotiate
<speed>
(speed is one of five
options)
Tests the speed the card negotiates. This test has
five options:
0 — Tests for full autonegotiation (highest speed)
10 — Forces test at 10 Mbps half duplex
20 — Forces test at 10 Mbps full duplex
100 — Forces test at 100 Mbps half duplex
200 — Forces test at 100 Mbps full duplex
Note: Requires a hub, switch, or loop-back cable.
Also, autonegotiate defaults to 10MBytes if the
cable is not connected.
checksum
Tests the abilitiy to calculate TCP/IP checksum.
statistics
Verifies statistics gathering features of the chip.
echoer #/sender #
(where # is the
number of packets
to send)
This test requires two computers on a private
network: one as the sender, and the other as the
echoer. This test is useful for testing the network
and verifying that data is being passed between
the echoer and the sender.
Enter the echoer command first, and then enter
the sender command in the sender system. (This
command sequence is critical!) The two commands
work in tandem. The echoer system displays the
number of packets received and then exits. The
sender system displays a summary of packets
transmitted and received, corrupted packets,
number of collisions, and lost packets.
pause
Tests the flow controller features of the chip.
mem (default)
Slave access set to memory mode.
io
Slave access set to io mode.
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Command
Test
timer
Tests the interrupt delay time feature of the
Ethernet controller.
power-management
Tests the power down features of the Ethernet
controller.
mod (mac offset
data)
Allows the modification of the Ethernet controller
registers.
help or ?
Displays all diagnostics commands.
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100BASE-FX A-1
A
Adding or Removing Ports 8-14
ANA-62011 1-6, 1-7
ANA-62022 1-6, 1-7
ANA-62044 1-6, 1-7
ANA-69011 1-6, 1-7
B
Bios Setup B-4
C
Cables
Pinout and Color
Requirements A-5
Requirements A-3
Twisted Pair
Straight-through A-4
clients
connecting to the Failover
server 12-6
connecting to the Port
Aggregation server 12-7
Configuring Failover Pairs
NetWare 10-6
Windows NT 4.0 7-3
Configuring Ports
NetWare with Duralink 9-5, 10-4
Windows 95 6-4
Windows NT 3.51/4.0 7-2
Windows NT with Duralink 6-2,
7-2
Configuring ports
Index
Windows NT 8-2
Configuring Protocols
NetWare with Duralink 10-9
Connection Types A-2
creating groups
Fast EtherChannel 8-8
Port Aggregation 8-4
Port Aggregation for
NetWare 11-6
creating groupsFast EtherChannel
for NetWare 11-9
creating Port Aggregation groups
creating groups 8-4
creating the Failover Pair 7-3
D
Diagnostic LEDs
Details A-6
driver configuration
standard for Windows 6-2
Drivers
removing 5-13
Duo NICs 1-4, 1-9
DuraLAN driver installation
Windows 95 5-9
Windows 98 5-8
Windows NT 3.51 5-6
Windows NT 4.0 5-3
DuraLAN NIC
about 3-3
installation 3-4
Duralink GUI
Windows NT 6-2, 7-2, 8-2
Duralink Port Aggregation
description of 1-7
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Duralink Software Installation
NetWare 10-1
NetWare Client 12-1
Windows NT 5-1, 7-1
E
Event Viewer Dialog Box 7-8
F
F Keys
NetWare 10-15
Failover driver installaion
NetWare 10-3
Failover pair
creating 7-3
Fast EtherChannel
creating groups 8-8
Fast Ethernet 1-3
FEC 8-8
network cofigurations 2-2
FEC for NetWare 11-9
H
hardware requirements 1-2
I
IEEE 1-3
Installation 3-1
NICs, Installing 3-1
Installation Tips 5-11
IPX address 11-12
L
LEDs
see Diagnostic LEDs
M
modifying drivers
Index-2
NetWare 10-16
monitoring Failover pairs 7-8
N
NetWare
connecting clients to Failover 126
connecting clients to Port
Aggregation 12-7
driver configuration
modification 10-16
Duralink Software
Installation 10-1
Duralink software
installation 11-1
Failover driver installation 10-3
LAN Driver Installation 9-1
Port Aggregation driver 11-3
removing drivers 9-12, 10-17, 1119
standard driver configuration 94
NetWare 5.0 9-3
NetWare Client
Duralink Software
Installation 12-1
network cable connection 3-6
network cofigurations 2-2
Network Configuration
Description 4-1
Dual Hubs 4-4
Dual Hubs with Four Port NIC 47
Dual Hubs with Routers 4-6
Dual Hubs with Switch 4-5
Single Hub 4-3
Network configuration
Port Aggregation described 2-5
Windows NT utility 8-13
NIC Drivers,DuraLAN Standard
Driver 3-8
NIC Drivers,Duralink64 Failover 38
Index
NIC Drivers,Duralink64 Port
Aggregation 3-8
NICs
Duo Port 1-4, 1-9
Quad Port 1-5
Single Port, 32 bit 1-3
Single Port, 64 bit 1-4
Novell 1-6, 1-7
Novell Client32
installation 12-2
P
Performance monitor
Windows NT only 8-20
Port Aggregation
creating groups 8-4
NetWare 11-3
network configurations 2-2
port configuration
NT 3.51/4.0 7-2
Q
SNMP Manager 7-8
Software installation
NetWare 11-1
Windows NT 8-1
software requirements 1-2
standard driver configuration
NetWare 9-4
NT 4.0/3.51 6-2
status 10-14
System Requirements 1-9
system requirements 1-2
System status
Windows NT 8-17
T
TCP/IP address
setting in NetWare 11-12
setting in Windows NT 8-11
Troubleshooting B-2
Isolating Faulty Hardware B-2
Troubleshooting B-2
Typographic Conventions 1-9
Quartet NICs 1-4, 1-9
V
R
View configuration 11-15
Viewing Configuration
NetWare 9-10, 10-12
Viewing System Status
NetWare 10-14
Removing drivers
NetWare 9-12, 10-17, 11-19
Windows NT 3.51 5-14
Windows NT 4.0 5-13
Windows NT 95/98 5-14
Removing NICs
Windows 95 5-10
renaming groups 8-13
requirements,hardware 1-2
requirements,software 1-2
W
Windows NT 1-6, 1-7
Duralink Software Installation 51, 7-1
performance monitor 8-20
software installation 8-1
S
Saving Configurations
NetWare 9-11, 10-13
Index-3