Reasons why performance issues can occur with Teaming Network Adapters

Article:TECH65992  |  Created: 2008-01-12  |  Updated: 2014-01-16  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH65992
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Reasons why performance issues can occur with Teaming Network Adapters


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NIC teaming is the process of grouping together several physical NICs into one single logical NIC, which can be used for network fault tolerance and transmit load balance. The process of grouping NICs is called teaming. Teaming has two purposes: 
 
Fault Tolerance: By teaming more than one physical NIC to a logical NIC, high availability is maximized. Even if one NIC fails, the network connection does not cease and continues to operate on other NICs. 
 
Load Balancing: Balancing the network traffic load on a server can enhance the functionality of the server and the network. Load balancing within network interconnect controller (NIC) teams enables distributing   traffic amongst the members of a NIC team so that traffic is routed among all available paths .
 
For more information, please review the following Microsoft Knowledge Base Article:
 
Including Support for Teaming Network Adapters
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc758871.aspx 
 

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For more information, please review the following Microsoft Knowledge Base Article:
 
Including Support for Teaming Network Adapters
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc758871.aspx 



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