Windows 2016: NIC Teaming

Assumptions
  1. OS: Microsoft Windows Server 2016
  2. Network Switch: Cisco Nexus 9000 NX-OS with dual supervisors, named SW1 & SW2
  3. Physical connections: 2 x 10G-Base Ethernet cables connecting the server to 2 switches
Switch Configuration

Ports eth1/1,2/1 native vlan 100 lacp lag group1 access mode

Windows Configuration

Run these PowerShell Commands

# Initialize Teaming
Add-NetLbfoTeamNIC -Team "Team1" -VlanID 100

# Set Teaming mode
Set-NetLbfoTeam -Name "Team1" -TeamingMode LACP -LoadBalancingAlgorithm Dynamic

# Add Team members
Add-NetLbfoTeamMember -Name "Embedded FlexibleLOM 1 Port 1 2" -Team "Team1"
Add-NetLbfoTeamMember -Name "Embedded FlexibleLOM 1 Port 2 2" -Team "Team1"

# Check Teaming setup
Get-NetLbfoTeam

Sample Result:

Name : Team1
Members : {Embedded FlexibleLOM 1 Port 1 2, Embedded FlexibleLOM 1 Port 2 2}
TeamNics : Team1
TeamingMode : Lacp
LoadBalancingAlgorithm : Dynamic
LacpTimer : Fast
Status : Up
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Open Server Manager > Local Server > Under Properties, locate “NIC Teaming” > click Enabled or Disabled > NIC Teaming windows should appear

Within the ADAPTERS AND INTERFACES, hold Ctrl key while selecting the 2 NICs to be grouped > right-click on them > click Add to New Team > expand Additional properties > set the Teaming mode = LACP, Load balancing mode = Dynamic > OK

Run: ncpa.cpl > verify that Team1 network adapter appears on the list

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