Download the Broadcom Windows 64bit driver update utility from the Dell website.

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You’ll need to get both the Network_Driver_GPJ8K_WN_18.2.2_17.8c.4.3.exe and Bcom_LAN_17.8c.4.3_Windows_64_18.2.0.51.exe files.

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Run the Bcom file first. That’ll extract the installer package to C:\Brcm\win64\Driver_Management_Apps_Installer by default. Run the setup.exe installer file.

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Make sure that CIM Provider and BASP are installed on the local hard drive.

Next, run the other file you have downloaded (Network Driver GPJ8K).

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As the Broadcom drivers were already installed on the appliance, we’ll just do a Repair.

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Run the Broadcom Advanced Control Suite 4 as an Administrator.

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Click on Teams, then on Go to Team View.

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Right-click on Teams and select Create Team.

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Specify the name for the NIC Team you are creating.

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Select the type of the NIC Team you are creating. In my case it’s LACP.

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Next, choose all the NICs you want to include in the NIC Team.

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In my case, the AppAssure appliance came with two Gigabit NICs (four ports on each one) – Intel and Broadcom. In this example we’ll be using all eight adapters in the NIC Team.

You’ll have to add each NIC manually by clicking on the Add button. You may receive a warning message when adding the Intel adapters. This is because we are using the Broadcom utility to build the NIC Team.

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Click on the Finish button to apply the changes you have just configured.

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If you used these Network Interfaces (i.e. static IP assignment) prior to configuring NIC teaming, the NIC team IP configuration will revert to DHCP. You will need to specify IP addressing information for the NIC team again.

Finally, you can use the Broadcom Utility to test the NIC team connectivity. Click on the NIC team you have created under Teams> NICTeamName> BASP Virtual Adapter> NICTeamName. Then go to the Diagnostics tab, and click on the Test button.

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You should see that the test was Completed Successfully.

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