NIC TEAMING ON
WINDOWS SERVER 2012
Chuong K. Nguyen Enterprise Administrator
BSc., MCSEx2, MCSAx2, MCP, MCTS, CCNA, MCITP
Combine multiple phisical NICs to make a logical NIC
- Windows Server 2012 support all types of NICs.
- On Server 2012, support 32 NICs
- On Hyper-V, support 2 NICs.
This lab uses one machine with two NICs called LAN1 and LAN2.
- Server Manager. Local Server. NIC Teaming is now disabled. Click on Disable to Enable it.
- Choose both LAN1 and LAN2 as the interface for the new team.
- Name the team to be MyTeam.
- Wait for Status to be Active.
- Open the MyTeam connection to see status and speed. Click Close when done.
Now we will program IP address for the team.
- Right/Click on MyTeam and choose Internet Protocol Version 4.
- Program it with an IP of 10.0.0.100, Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0, DGW: 10.0.0.1, DNS: 126.96.36.199.
- Use IPCONFIG to check IP address.
- ping –t 10.0.0.1 to check
- ping google.com to check.
- Disable LAN1 (pretend that LAN1 is not working).
- Check that ping is still going.
- Check NIC teaming status in Server Manager, you will see the status of LAN1 is “Faulted Not found”
- Enable LAN1
- Disable LAN2
- Check that the pinging is still going on.
- Check NIC teaming status in Server Manager, you will see the status of LAN2 is “Faulted Not found”
- Enable LAN2.
- Check status of both NICS to ensure that they are Active.
- To continue the next steps, we need to remove LAN2 from Team1.
- Then Remove Team1.
- Now verify that LAN1 has the TCP/IP settings you used for Team1.
Congratulations, you have successfully configured NIC Teaming in Windows Server 2012.