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NIC Teaming in ESXi

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I am running ESXi 6.0 that hosts a domain controller and a remote desktop server. Presently i am using only one NIC and the other one is unplugged. What would be the best way to make the second NIC work and share the network traffic load. What are the other advantages of setting up NIC Teaming.

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First you would need appropriate network switch configuration and then you can consider NIC teaming for either bandwidth expansion and/or failover. Using LACP or similar trunk option you can do both at the same time / increase bandwidth and make sure that if one NIC connection fails it'll continue working.