How do I properly setup Teaming and Virtual Switches on Hyper-V Server 2012 R2
Posted on 2015-01-16
I have a Server 2012 R2 Data Center edition and I loaded Hyper-V. My server has 4 physical NIC's. Based off another recommendation I named one VM for virtual machine traffic, another management, another cluster and the last live migrations. The idea being I would send specific traffic over each physical NIC but I wanted to Team the NIC's for bigger bandwidth. So I Teamed all four in Switch Independent Mode with Dynamic Load Balancing.
Then I went to Roles and installed the Hyper-V role. It ask me to create a Virtual Switch when installing the role. The options are to select one of the individual NIC's or to Select the Team that covers all of them. What is the proper way to set this up or best practice?