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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Windows 8 Developer Preview–NIC Teaming

 

Note:- This test is conducted using Windows 8 Server Developer Preview and subject to change when beta release.

Previously NIC teaming is supported by hardware vendor. However this has changed when Windows 8 Developer Preview release to public.

Now, NIC Teaming has natively available on the Windows 8 operating system and it is a good news for Hyper-V use. In this post, i will show you on how to configure NIC Teaming whereby the #1 NIC is Intel and #2 NIC is using Dlink.

NIC Teaming Windows 8 Developer Preview from Yoong Seng Lai on Vimeo.

With this feature, we can now eliminate possible issue which we always encounter when use teaming for Hyper-V deployment.

Good to have an item !

7 comments:

  1. Does the join the two links? 200Mbps? or just for failover?

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  2. Hi Eric,
    It gives you everything.
    You get failover plus aggregation. By default a team spreads the traffic across all participating NICs.
    More like the concept of NIC bonding with load balancing. But the implementation is more like Teaming.

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  3. What link aggregaton protocols are supported? i.e. How do you have to configure the switch? LACP?

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  4. can you run iscsi over the teamed links?

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  5. Hi,

    Quite a lot of question in here. Let answer one at a time.
    1. Link Aggregation protocol and configure on switch , LACP?
    Lai reply- not sure yet. Will keep you posted when i get the information.
    2. ISCSI over teamed links?
    Lai reply- Nope. The recommended for iSCSI is MPIO.

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