How to setup the vSwitch in HyperV?

This is using MS Windows 2012 R2 server. A hyperV is already setup, and this server have 4 NICs. I am thinking NIC 1 is dedicated for host management traffic, NIC 2 & 4 meant for VM traffic, so as VM can be allocated to use both of them and form teaming. BTW, how to configure in step-by-step?

Thanks in advance.
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
Step 1. Create the team.
Step 2. Start to create an external vswitch.
Step 3. Select the Microsoft virtual multiplexor driver as the NIC to use on the switch.
Step 4. Uncheck share with management OS.


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MichaelBalackAuthor Commented:
Hi Cliff,

Shall I configure IP on the NIC first? After that create the team nic 2 & 4.

as for the step 2, shall I tick " allow host traffic" for the external vswitch?
Cliff GaliherCommented:
No reason to configure an IP on the NICs or the team. Creating a team strips the IP atack off the NICs in the team. Creating a vSwitch strips IP from the NIC it is bound to, which in this case would be the virtual NIC representing the team. So even if you configured an IP address, it'd be stripped away.

If you are dedicating NIC for management as you suggest then there is no reason to have the vSwitch share traffic with the management OS. Uncheck that box (which is the box I assume you are referring to in your second question,)
MichaelBalackAuthor Commented:
Yes, the vswitch works.
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