|By Jayaram Krishnaswamy||
|June 12, 2014 09:02 PM EDT||
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
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.
NIC teaming in VMWare EXS Server 2 supports IEEE 802.3ad static link aggregation standard.
You want some more read my other blog:
Microsoft NIC Teaming:
VMWare NIC Teaming:
CISCO NIC Teaming: