Windows 8 Server : native support for NIC Teaming

Windows 8 will come with native NIC Teaming, which means that we don’t need to pre-install or configure any software provided by the NIC vendor for the NIC TEAMING work.

Now you can team 2 or more NIC’s even if they are from different vendors configured as NIC Teaming and better, you can expose that NIC to Hyper-V Virtual Machines. This is really cool and one of the most wanted features.

The scenarios for application of the feature in production are infinite now, especially In High Availability environments. But please be aware that is the preview version! Much more still to come!

As an example, I installed Windows 8 with the NIC teaming configured using the Wireless NIC and the Wired NIC, then I went to the Hyper-V Manager and I created an Virtual Switch pointing to the NIC Team. How cool is that?

About Alessandro Cardoso
Virtualization and Management passionate. Infrastructure products and solutions knowledge with management and hands on experience; Project Leader, with deep knowledge and expertise in a variety of Microsoft Infrastructure technologies in areas such as Virtualization and Management with product skill sets ranging from, Hyper-V, System Center, Windows Server, SQL Server, Active Directory, Exchange, SharePoint, IIS and Forefront; Plus knowledge in Quest Migration Manager, Linux Infrastructure, Networking, Security Solutions (such as VPN, Firewall) and VMware in complex and large scenarios; Strong knowledge of industry-related datacenter processes, strategies, industry regulations and requirements. Selected as Microsoft Brazil IT Hero, in 2007 and Microsoft IT Heroes Happen in Los Angeles, in 2008. selected as Bussiness Case, further virtualization project for a Governmental Institution. I am also a well known speaker in IT events (e.g. Microsoft TechEd 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011). MVP since 2009, in Virtual Machine. I have experience developing, planning, organizing, and leading complex initiatives as well business case development skills, acquired in 23 years of experience in IT, working in segments spanning from Government, Health, Education and IT. Well-known speaker in IT events like TechEd, Sage-AU, CNASI. Proven Multitasking skills, presentation skills and analytical skills and problem determination ability; Belief in providing the highest quality of service; Good listener and communicator; Know how to prioritize the work and perform under pressure. Continuously seeking innovative ways to improve productivity and a resourceful problem-solver with focus on customers. Microsoft Most Valuable Professional : Virtual Machine Certifications : Australia Computer Society Certified Professional, MCITP: Enterprise, MCSE: Security, MCSA, MCT, MCTS:SQL, MCTS:SharePoint, MCTS:Vista, Linux Conectiva Professional, Modulo Certified Security Officer Blogs : http://virtualizationandmanagement.wordpress.com http://virtualizacaoegerenciamento.wordpress.com

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