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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