Configure NIC Teaming Windows Server 2012
Open Server Manager and click on “Local” and then click on “NIC Teaming” – > Disabled:
Mark your NIC adapters and right click ” Add to New Team“
There are several options we can choose:
Switch Independent – this mode allows us to work as Independently with Switch involution (This is the ideal situation)
Static Teaming – this mode requires us to configure the switch to a computer for each network adapter for identification and creation of the Link Teaming.
Link Aggregation Control Protocol – allows us several network adapter connection, which creates some groups. If you selected this option you have to take into considerations that all connections will work as same speed and that will be Full Duplex
Load Balancing Mode: There are two options.
Address Hash – Works better when there is a lot of outbound traffic recommended for a Web server
Hyper-V Port – Load balancing which knows to perform better with Hyper (virtual machines with Hyper-V)
I have selected that both NIC adapters
The NIC Teaming:
I want to configure IP address for NIC (this IP will be available for users, they will connect through this IP)
And now try to disable one of the network adapters and then ping to NIC Teaming IP: