VMware Nic teaming on Guest vs Host

I would like to know if NIC teaming on Guest VM will add any Network performance for a VM.
I would like to know the results of the this scenario when the NIC teaming is already configured on the ESX and  in the scenario when Nic teaming is not configured on ESX Host.

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QlemoBatchelor, Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
The VMware vNIC supports up to 10Gb/s, so that is no reason to apply teaming in the guest.
NIC Teaming is usually configured at the physical NIC level (at the host). Much more flexible, bandwidth can be shared between VMs, and a vSwitch comes with different built-in algorithms for load-balancing traffic.
I'm not sure you can use vNIC teaming with a vSwitch at all. If the (v)switch does not support teaming, its effect is much less than with native teaming support, as all operations need to be handled on the client site, restricting its usage cases.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
I would like to know if NIC teaming on Guest VM will add any Network performance for a VM.

not support and not required, so question is moot.

nic teaming in the Guest is not supported, and not required, if you are using the VMXNET3 interface, make sure you have VMware Tools installed to support the interface, as the drivers are included in  VMware Tools.

You should be using the virtual aware VMXNET3 driver in all your VMs, it's not optional and one of the additional benefits as already mentioned is it's a 10GBe performance.

I would like to know the results of the this scenario when the NIC teaming is already configured on the ESX and  in the scenario when Nic teaming is not configured on ESX Host.

All teaming should be configured in the ESXi Host configuration, and also on the physical switches.

Not supported or recommended.

https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/1004088
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Thank you Guys for the Valuable Info
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