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SQL Server 2014 and NIC Teaming

SQL Server 2014 now takes advantage of NIC teaming feature provided by Windows Server 2012 R2 to improve enterprise-class scalability resulting in reduced infrastructure cost and predictable
performance, the magic words (mantras) you love to hear.

What is NIC Teaming?

NIC teaming is Load Balancing ns Failover(LBFO) a feature that allows multiple network adpaterss on a computer to be placed in a team (group) for the following express purposes:

  • Bandwidth aggregation
  • Prevent connectivity loss in a network failure event
NIC Teaming architecture
Teaming architectures are pretty much the same across vendors. Baiscally two or more physical networks adpaters(nic)are connected to a NIC Teaming solution to multiplex them to one or more virtual adapters called team network adapters(tnic) as shown.

Here is a teaming solution from VMWare.


 

Please review this link from VMWare from which the above image is taken.


http://www.vmware.com/pdf/esx2_NIC_Teaming.pdf
NIC teaming in VMWare EXS Server 2 supports IEEE 802.3ad static link aggregation standard.

You want some more read my other blog:
http://hodentekmsss.blogspot.com/2014/06/sql-server-2014-and-scalability.html

Your references:
Core reference:
http://ieee802.org/3/hssg/public/apr07/frazier_01_0407.pdf

Microsoft NIC Teaming:
 http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh831648.aspx
VMWare NIC Teaming: 
http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/support/landing_pages/Virtual-Support-Day-Best-Practices-Virtual-Networking-June-2012.pdf
CISCO NIC Teaming:
https://learningnetwork.cisco.com/docs/DOC-3729

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