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How do I use a multiport Nic for performance and fault tolerance in server 2012 r2 hyper-v environment

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I have an Intel I350T4 Nic with 4 ports.  I would like to set this up for performance and fault tolerance in a Hyper-V environment.  

I would like to have one of the ports for the Host server and the other 3 for traffic on the VMs that will reside there.

Is this a case where I should setup different teams?  Do I assign IP addresses for each of the NIC ports?  Should I use the Intel Teaming application or the native Server application?

Thanks in advance!
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Multipart NICs offer almost no fault tolerance, as any failure at the NIC level will usually take out all ports.

With 2012, if you want performance, my recommendation is to use the built in teaming and team all four ports. Then use QoS to reserved bandwidth for the management OS. There are several other possible configurations, but in all but the most esoteric edge cases, there would be no benefit to resurface an entire port for the management OS.
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