How to configure NIC Teaming in Windows Server 2012 R2

How to configure NIC teaming in Windows Server 2012 R2

What is NIC Teaming?

If you are also confused about the term NIC teaming and not sure about the steps to configure NIC teaming then we’ll help you understand the same. NIC Teaming is a method of unifying two or more than two network cards. This method of combining two network cards can be used as a fail-over. This type of fail-over is used to prevent the loss of connectivity in a network. In NIC Teaming, we’ll configure network cards in such a way that they establish a load balance relationship between them. Creating a NIC team will eliminate the risk of fault and any faulty network card will not impact on connectivity.

You can also use a software of configure NIC teaming, however in this article, we’ll help you with the steps to configure NIC teaming in Windows Server 2012 R2.

Steps to configure NIC Teaming

First steps towards configuring NIC teaming is to have atleast 2 NIC cards. We have already added three NIC cards in this server. Ethernet0, Ethernet1 and Ethernet2. We’ll use Ethernet1 and Ethernet2 to configure NIC teaming.

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