Windows Server 2012 NIC Team & Hyper-V
Posted on 2014-02-21
I have a Dell PowerEdge R720 server of which I setup a NIC Teaming. This server has a total of four NICs, and I wanted to ensure the connection to the Hyper-V host stays connected at all time, so my thinking was to enable a NIC Team. The other remaining NICs would be dedicated to two VMs.
First, I guess I need to know if configuring a NIC team on the host is recommended?
I am now installing Hyper-V Role, and during the process I selected the NIC Team adapter to Create Virtual Switches. However, after installing Hype-V role I noticed it created an extra vitual adapter (vEthernet (Microsoft Network Adapter Multiplexor Driver - Virtual Switch). I do not think we need virtual adapter since I have plenty of physical NICs, so unchecked the Virtual Switch Manager - Virtual Switch Properties - "Allow management operating system to share this network adapter". After doing so, the server cannot access the network. Now I cannot access the server via RDP, the server itself cannot access the network.
If NIC Teams for the host is recommended, and works then how is Hyper-V installed and configured without the need of using a virtual adapter?