How to create a NIC Teaming on Windows Server 2012 UPDATED !

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How to create/ enable a NIC Teaming on Windows Server 2012 /R2

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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