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Configure FOE to run on a server with teamed NICs

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Created by Lori Krell_ret, last modified by MindTouch on Jun 23, 2016

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Orion Failover Engine out of the box DOES NOT support teams of NICs and requires additional steps when installing with teamed NICs present. Teams of NICs can appear in a large matrix of configurations covering  cardinality, manufacturer, management software, load balancing type and fault tolerance type.


This article provides procedure to follow if there is a requirement to run Orion Failover Engine on a server that uses teamed NICs. Please note that this does not guarantee a successful installation of the full Orion Failover Engine product but should allow installation of the SolarWinds Orion Failover Engine Packet Filter driver on teamed NICs.


  • All FOE versions


On the server designated to be the primary active server running with teamed NICs:

  1. Dissolve the NIC team using the vendor supplied software.
  2. Install Orion Failover Engine including the SolarWinds Orion Failover Engine Packet Filter.
  3. Check that the packet filter is installed on all NICs making sure each principal connection has the packet filter enabled and each SolarWinds Channel connection has it disabled.
  4. Recreate the teamed NICs using the vendor software supplied.




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