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Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Cookbook by Leandro Carvalho

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Enabling and adding NIC teaming to a virtual machine

In case of failure, high availability is always needed in important services to make sure they are running. A highly available environment has various components such as servers, failover cluster, storage replication, and so on. Of course, all these components need to be connected amongst themselves and that's why the network adapters need high availability in cases of failures. 75 percent of companies use highly available solutions, using solutions to aggregate two or more network adapters into a single one. This provides for load balancing and high availability. This solution is called Load Balance and Failover (LBFO), or NIC teaming and it's normally made via hardware. By using NIC teaming, ...

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