Network Teams

Network teaming is a method of combining multiple network interfaces together to increase the amount of data the connection transfers, and to provide redundancy if one interface fails. Teaming enhances network reliability by providing more than one network interface to handle the network connectivity load. If one network interface fails, another interface is readily available to take on the work. This redundancy enhances network reliability and fault tolerance.

When you create a network team, you can choose network adapters with varying speed. The network team enables the logical grouping of physical adapters in the same system into a virtual adapter. The maximum number of teams that you can create is equal to the number of physical network interfaces on the system. You need to specify the teaming mode and load balancing when you create a network team.