NIC Teaming Overview
NIC Teaming, also known as load balancing and failover (LBFO), allows multiple network adapters on a computer to be placed into a team for the following purposes:
- Bandwidth aggregation
- Traffic failover to prevent connectivity loss in the event of a network component failure
This feature has been a requirement for independent hardware vendors (IHVs) to enter the server network adapter market, but until now NIC Teaming has not been included in Windows Server operating systems.
More Info: Windows Server 2012 R2
NIC Teaming Step by Step
I’ve made this tutorial on a Hyper-V 2012 Virtual Machine with Server 2012 R2 with two Virtual NICs.
Go to your Server Manager Console and then click on Local Server
On Local Server Select Enable NIC Teaming to configure the Networks
On your NIC Teaming Console Click on TEAMS / TASKS / New Team
Now Name and Select the Adapters that you want to team
Created, now I have a Network Adapter Multiplexor of 20Gbps bandwidth
If you go to your Network Adapter to modify the IP you should select the Multiplexor Adapter
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