Category: NIC Teaming

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Statistics of a NIC Teaming

If the UI window is sufficiently tall a statistics tile appears at the bottom of the Team tile and the Adapters and Interfaces tile. These statistics windows reflect the traffic of the selected team and selected team member. If you don’t see the statistics try making the UI window a little taller. Viewing statistics for a team interface If the Team Interfaces tab is selected in the Adapters and Interfaces...

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Modifying a NIC Team through GUI and PowerShell

Modifying a team through the UI Within the UI, modifications to the team can be done by selecting a team in the Team tile, right-clicking on the team, and selecting the Modify Team action. Selecting Modify Team will pop-up the Team properties dialog box. This dialog box is very similar to the In the Team properties dialog box the following actions can be accomplished: Rename the team: Select the team...

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Creating a NIC teaming

There are two ways to invoke the New Team dialog box: Select the Tasks menu in the Teams tile and then select New Team, or Right click on an available adapter in the Network Adapters tab and select the Add to new team item. Multi-select works for this: you can select multiple adapters, right-click on one, select Add to new team, and they will all be pre-marked in the New...

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The components of the NIC Teaming Management UI

The NIC Teaming management UI consists of 3 primary windows (tiles): The Servers tile The Teams tile The Adapters and Interfaces tile The Adapters and Interfaces tile is shared by two tabs: The Network Adapters tab The Team Interfaces tab Each tile or tab has a set of columns that can be shown or hidden. The column chooser menus are made visible by right-clicking on any column header. (For illustrative...

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Windows Server 2012 NIC Teaming tools for troubleshooting

NIC Teaming and the powerful administration tools in Windows Server 2012 are very powerful tools that can be misused, misconfigured, and may cause loss of connectivity if the administrator isn’t careful. Here are some common issues: Using VLANs VLANs are another powerful tool. There are a few rules for using VLANs that will help to make the combination of VLANs and NIC Teaming a very positive experience. 1) Anytime you...

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NIC teaming on Virtual Machines

NIC Teaming in a VM only applies to VM-NICs connected to external switches. VM-NICs connected to internal or private switches will show as disconnected when they are in a team. NIC teaming in Windows Server 2012 may also be deployed in a VM. This allows a VM to have virtual NICs (synthetic NICs) connected to more than one Hyper-V switch and still maintain connectivity even if the physical NIC under...

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Overview of NIC Teaming (LBFO) in Windows Server 2012

NIC teaming, also known as Load Balancing/Failover (LBFO), allows multiple network adapters to be placed into a team for the purposes of · bandwidth aggregation, and/or · traffic failover to maintain connectivity in the event of a network component failure. This feature has long been available from NIC vendors but until now NIC teaming has not been included with Windows Server. The following sections address: · NIC teaming architecture ·...