Sometimes you need more network true put than you have.
But did you know you can create a Team in windows 2012 ?
In my lab I did some testing just to show you how things can be done and what do should not do. ( Remember It is all LAB )
In a Hyper-v VM you can create Up to 12 virtual network adapters per virtual machine
8 synthetic network adapters ( 10 Gb ) and 4 emulated network adapters ( 100mb )
This is the Maximum count of network adapters in a VM. This in not only in windows 2012 but also in Windows 2008R2 no changes there.
In this sample I will create a team with a 60GB network true put and one 300 Mb network adapter just because you can 😉 I could create more but I need different nic’s on my cluster.
Fire up the server manager and default the NIC Teaming is disabled To enable this click on disable and a new window will open
As you can see NIC teaming is no disabled , but click on disabled a new window pops up.
Form this windows we going to create a Team
Here We can create a new TEAM DO NOT TRY this in your production environment This is WRONG
Did you see I added 10gb and 100 mb nic’s oh whoow 10,1 gb nic this makes no sense remember this only if this is a backup line and the nic is not active but standby. In general this is a bad Idea. but for now I do this just because you can.
I create my team and select different NIC’s
I create My team <> add to new Team
When configuring NIC Teaming in "Switch Independent" mode, the teaming configuration will work with any Ethernet switches – even non-intelligent switches – because Windows Server 2012 handles all of the intelligence with this NIC teaming mode. No special configuration changes are necessary. You can even use this mode to team across separate switches in scenarios that require switch diversity for extra network fault tolerance.
Now that the team is created it shows up in a nice icon in the network adapters
8 synthetic network adapters
4 emulated network adapters
Now that we have made a team ( I did Correct the mix with 100mbit and 10 gb )
So now I have two teams on adapter from 300 Mb and one from 60 Gb
60 Gb I would use for CSV in my cluster or I could use this for SQL always on
As you can see the networks shows up in my cluster so you can use them directly or you can create several virtual networks on top of this NIC team. this will be in my next blog.