NIC Teaming – Hyper-V 2012 R2

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    Hi all

    I have a question regarding the set up of a host at a clients. It’s a 2012 R2 Hyper-V host and it’s currently only running one production VM. It’s hosted local on a 10k SAS Raid 10 volume.

    My aim is to increase the network throughput to this VM. The host is an HP DL380 G8 and has 4 x onboard GB NIC’s.

    Taking into account the improvements in NIC teaming with 2012 and the ability to dedicate physical teamed NIC’s to VM’s – what are people’s thoughts on the best way to go for this set-up?

    I could either just team all four NIC’s on the host, or team two on the host, and then team the other two directly to the VM. In term’s of throughput, the former seems to make the most sense, giving a 4GB connection to the LAN for both host and VM, however maybe dedicating one NIC to the management network and three to the VM could work…

    Lots of options and I’m hoping you guys could comment.

    Many thanks


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