Ensuring a successful FAST Search Server 2010 installation

While we get this information cleaned-up, fully-documented, and stored in a more “formal” location (e.g. http://support.microsoft.com), here are some initial Best Practices the FAST Technical Support and Escalation Teams have been successful with in terms of resolving various FAST Search Server 2010 issues specific to various networking issues.   1.       Disable TCP Chimney: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/951037 “Information…

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Leave the chimney for Santa Claus, not for FAST Search Server 2010

Recently, the FAST Search Escalation Team has begun to see customers encountering a higher-than-expected rate of post-installation configuration/deployment failures due to IPSEC problems.  As a follow-up to my previous post (see “We need to talk”), I wanted to call out a very subtle but important point noted in http://support.microsoft.com/kb/951037, “Information about the TCP Chimney Offload, Receive Side Scaling,…

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