Team Network Interfaces in Windows Server 2012 R2

To create a NIC Team:

  1. In Server Manager, click Local Server.
  2. In the Properties pane locate NIC Teaming, and then click the link Disabled to the right. The NIC Teaming dialog box opens.NIC Teaming Dialog box
  3. In Adapters and Interfaces, select the network adapters that you want to add to a NIC Team.
  4. Click TASKS, and then click Add to New Team.TASKS context menu
  5. The New team dialog box opens and displays network adapters and team members. In Team name, type a name for the new NIC Team.New Team dialog box
  6. If needed, in Additional properties, select values for Teaming mode, Load balancing mode, and Standby adapter. In most cases, the highest-performing load balancing mode is Dynamic.NIC Teaming dialog box
  7. If you want to configure or assign a VLAN number to the NIC Team, click the link to the right of Primary team interface. The New team interface dialog box opens.New team dialog box
  8. To configure VLAN membership, click Specific VLAN. Type the VLAN information in the first section of the dialog boxNIC teaming dialog box after VLAN is selected
  9. Click OK.

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