How To Perform Windows 2008 R2 NIC Teaming?

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Hi, I have a physical server that had been configured with Windows 2008 R2 operating system. I am trying to use software to perform teaming but having issues with making the configs work effectively. Can someone help me perform Windows 2008 R2 NIC teaming?

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How To Perform Windows 2008 R2 NIC Teaming?

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Hello, I have listed out the steps below on how to perform Windows 2008 R2 NIC teaming using Broadcom application. This NIC (Network Interface Card) teaming helps the user to allow multiple physical network cards to be combined as one network card.

This concept is useful because when one network connection fails, another one works automatically that will send the data packets to the server. But unfortunately, this teaming solution/application is not available directly in Windows server 2008 R2, but through the Broadcom Advanced Control Suite 4 application, we can manage it locally or remotely.  Now let us see how to configure teaming.

  1. Open Broadcom Advanced Control Suite 4 in Windows server 2008 r2. Now, select “Team View” from the Filter menu/drop-down option.
  2. Right-click on “Teams” then select “Create Team”. When the Broadcom Teaming Wizard opens, click “Next”. Enter any team name and then click “Next”. On the team type screen, select any team type (but the default will be Smart Load Balancing and Failover(SLB)) then click “Next”.
  3. In the next screen, select NICs (available network connection) which you want to add to the group and click “Add” then click “Next”.
  4. In the next screen, if needed, select the option as “Use the following member as a standby member” or else let the default option be chosen then proceed with clicking “Next”. In the next two pages, if any changes are needed, then select the option other than default values then click “Next”.
  5. After coming to the last wizard page, select “Commit changes to….” To save the setting and click “Finish” to close the wizard. In the preview, you can see the new team name created by you.
  6. Once the configuration is completed, you can check in the network connection page whether the BASP Virtual Adapter is displaying the team with what you created in it.

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