NIC Teaming fundamentals
Posted on 2013-06-26
I am setting up a NIC team but have run into issues so am going back to basics. I would like to get some fundamental detail for NIC teaming from a Windows point of view. I have a 2008R2 server acting as a DC (ip 192.168.0.1) serving up DHCP addresses to clients, the server has 3 broadcom NIC's. I have installed the Broadcom advanced control suite 4. I am using NIC 1 at the moment.
I create a NIC team (specifying link aggregation as oppose to smart load balance on the wizard) This creates a virtual NIC in network settings. I apply the server IP to that virtual NIC. I have the three NIC's plugged into their own switch. The switch NIC 1 is plugged into continues to work however the other NICs don't work, they do not serve up DHCP addresses to clients.
After reading further into NIC teaming it can be the cause of alot of problems I am happy to use any solution but need to basically connect each NIC to a seperate switch and allow that NIC to supply dhcp and domain services to clients the same way as the main nic does