Creating a New NIC Team in a VM-Windows Server 2016

Posted: January 25, 2017 in Windows Server

NIC Teaming, also known as load balancing and failover (LBFO), allows multiple network adapters on a computer to be placed into a team for the following purposes:

  • Bandwidth aggregation
  • Traffic failover to prevent connectivity loss in the event of a network component failure

In this example we’ll create virtual switch,add this switch to VM and enable NIC teaming for new switch:

On Hyper-V console click Virtual Switch Manager


Create Virtual switch


Choose Switch type

External:Gives virtual machines access to a physical network to communicate with servers and clients on an external network,also it communicates connections between Hyper-V VM’s on the same Hyper-V server

Internal:Allows communication between virtual machines on the same Hyper-V server, and between the virtual machines and the management host operating system.

Private:Only allows communication between virtual machines on the same Hyper-V server.

And click create Virtual Switch


Choose adapter,click apply and ok


Now when we added Neywork adapter to Hyper-V switch,let’s add it to VM

Right-Click VM-Settings


Add Hardware-Network Adapter-Add


Specify Virtual Switch-Apply-Ok


Select adapter-Advanced-Enable this network adapater to be part of team



Creating new Switch:

New-VMSwitch -Name External -NetAdapterName 'ethernet'

Adding New Network adapter to VM:

get-vm -VMName dc | Add-VMNetworkAdapter -SwitchName 'external'

Enabling NIC teaming for VM:

Set-VMNetworkAdapter -VMName dc -AllowTeaming on

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