Hi,

I have problems with link aggregation / nic teaming on netware 6.5 sp5
(oes sp2). My network configuration script reads:

LOAD E1000 SLOT=401 FRAME=Ethernet_II NAME=E1000_A
LOAD E1000 SLOT=402 FRAME=Ethernet_II NAME=E1000_B
LOAD E1000 SLOT=301 FRAME=Ethernet_II NAME=E1000_C
LOAD E1000 SLOT=302 FRAME=Ethernet_II NAME=E1000_D
LOAD iANS FRAME=Ethernet_II NAME=BOND_0 TEAM=1
BIND iANS E1000_A TEAM=1
BIND iANS E1000_B TEAM=1
BIND iANS E1000_C TEAM=1
BIND iANS E1000_D TEAM=1
LOAD iANS COMMIT MODE=AD TEAM=1
BIND IP BOND_0 ADDR=192.168.1.1 MASK=255.255.255.0 GATE=192.168.1.254

In the system error log file I find (excerpt):

iANS Module was loaded.
Secondary adapter deactivated.(Slot 402)
Secondary adapter deactivated.(Slot 301)
Secondary adapter deactivated.(Slot 302)
Commit - done.
E1000-NW-000-Adapter 1-Board 1: Link is down.
E1000-NW-000-Adapter 2-Board 2: Link is down.
E1000-NW-000-Adapter 3-Board 3: Link is down.
E1000-NW-000-Adapter 4-Board 4: Link is down.
E1000-NW-000-Adapter 1-Board 1: Link is up. 1000 Mbs Full Duplex
E1000-NW-000-Adapter 2-Board 2: Link is up. 1000 Mbs Full Duplex
E1000-NW-000-Adapter 3-Board 3: Link is up. 1000 Mbs Full Duplex
E1000-NW-000-Adapter 4-Board 4: Link is up. 1000 Mbs Full Duplex
The Network Address [TCP 192.168.1.1:0524] has been registered as an NCP
Service Address.
The Network Address [UDP 192.168.1.1:0524] has been registered as an NCP
Service Address.
Primary adapter switching over.(Slot 401)
Secondary adapter takes over.(Slot 302)
Warning: No 802.3ad response from the link partner for any adapters in
the team. A Link Aggregation Group will not be formed unless it is
forced with the 'JOININDIVIDUALS = YES' command line option.
Warning: More than one Link Aggregation Group was found in the team. Only
one group will function in the team.
Secondary adapter rejoined.(Slot 401)
Preferred primary adapter detected.(Slot 401)
Primary adapter switching over.(Slot 302)
Preferred primary adapter takes over.(Slot 401)

A "JOININDIVIDUALS" command line option for the iANS module doesn't
exist. ECB statistics show me that no packets are transferred over the
the boards 2,3 and 4, so link aggregation doesn't work. I have another
machine identical in construction but running linux where link
aggregation works flawlessly with the same switch (Allied Telesyn).
Does someone have an idea? Do I have to switch back to the old ce1000
driver?

So long, Torsten