SOLVED: What is NIC Teaming Doing & Does Link Aggregation Really Improve Performance?

When I started working NIC Teaming I thought that “link aggregating” two NIC’s would double my throughput and while that is possible, it is not likely and here is why. When you link aggregate or Team Network cards using the common standards of the last decade, each NIC will still only connect to one system at its maximum speed (often 1GB).  Teaming / Link Aggregation lets that same server connect to a second system (say…

SOLVED: VIDEO: Broadcom NIC Teaming & Troubleshooting

Creating a network adapter team is generally an easy way to double triple or quadruple your throughput but there are a number of annoying roadblocks to get around with Broadcom NIC’s Broadcom NIC Teaming Gotchas: Install the latest Broadcom firmware and drivers Unplug your network cables while creating the team Make sure you created the same NIC link aggregation (aka. Team) on your switch BEFORE you create it on on your servers NIC’s Download and…

VIDEO: Hyper-V v3 in Windows Server 8/2012

This video covers many important features of HyperV version 3 which will be included in Windows Server 2012 as well as Windows 8 desktop, such as: the new VHD format is VHDx and supports upto 16TB multiple VHDx’s can be “pooled” into one virtual disk, up to 64TB in size network card “Teaming” for link aggregation and/or failover is now integrated and supported by Microsoft the NIC’s in the Team do NOT have to be…